SWIFF Film Club has moved to Monday nights! Screenings will take place at the Jetty Theatre the first Monday of each month at 6.30pm, with bar open from 6pm.
SWIFF Film Club is about discussion and discovery; dedicated to provoking lovers of film and movie buffs alike. We screen films from the fringe, independent, cult and film festival circuit. A sister program to the annual Screenwave International Film Festival, SWIFF Film Club includes exclusive members’ only screenings throughout the year plus benefits to the annual Screenwave International Film Festival.
Monday May 7 | BPM (Beats Per Minute)
(French with English subtitles)
Winner of over 20 international film awards, including the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, BPM (Beats Per Minute) is the remarkable new film from Robin Campillo (They Came Back, Eastern Boys).
In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough’A vital contribution to queer and political cinema, a testament to crusaders of recent history whose nobility does not overshadow their complicated and individual humanity.’ – Vanity Fair
Date/Time: Monday May 7 at 6.30pm (bar open from 6pm)
Location: Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour
Film: BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Director: Robin Campillo
Duration: 2hrs 22mins