BPM in conversation
Join author Christos Tsiolkas for a conversation about queer activism and the HIV epidemic with BPM's co-writer, academic and activist Philippe Mangeot.
Missed out on tickets? We will be running a standby queue on the evening and the talk will be live-streamed here.
Philippe Mangeot co-wrote the 2017 Cannes Grand Jury Prize-winning film BPM, which will screen in the inaugural LGBTQI program at the 2018 Alliance Francaise French Film Festival. He was a member and former president of Act Up-Paris, a militant association fighting against AIDs, and in 1997 he founded the journal Vacarme, where he was editor-in-chief 1999-2004. He is now a member of its editorial board. He also regularly contributes to Cahiers du cinéma.
Christos Tsiolkas is the Australian bestselling author of Barracuda, Dead Europe and The Slap, a Patron of Writers Victoria and an Ambassador for the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre.
The talk will be a unique opportunity to hear about the maelstrom of 90s AIDS activism in Paris, which forms the context for BPM.