ACMI and the Alliance Française French Film Festival present

BPM in conversation

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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.

Co-presented by Alliance Francaise French Film Festival. Find out more about their inaugural LGBTQI program which includes BPM and a variety of other essential selections.

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