Focus Features has released two clips from Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club.
The film is based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who found himself in a life-or-death battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies over HIV meds.
The film stars Matthew McConaughey in the lead, alongside Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Denis O’Hare, and Bradford Cox. A
Dallas Buyers Club is out in the US on November 1st, with Ireland following on February 7th.
In this fact-based drama, Matthew McConaughey portrays real-life Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, an ordinary man who found himself in a life-or-death battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies. In 1985, Ron was blindsided with an HIV diagnosis and given 30 days to live. With medications still restricted in the US and the country still divided over how to combat the virus, Ron procured non-toxic alternative treatments from all over the world through both legal and illegal means. To avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, Ron established a “buyers club” for fellow HIV-positive people, giving them access to his supplies.