Oscar Buzz Swirls for Matthew McConaughey in Focus Features’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’
About Dallas Buyers Club
A son of Texas, Ron Woodroof is an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In 1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care lifestyle. Suddenly, Ron is blindsided by being diagnosed as H.I.V.-positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence.
His crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the U.S., so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the U.S., challenging the medical and scientific community including his concerned physician, Dr. Eve Saks (Screen Actors Guild Award winner Jennifer Garner).
An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient Rayon (Gotham Independent Film Award winner Jared Leto), a transsexual who shares Ron’s lust for life. Rayon also shares Ron’s entrepreneurial spirit: seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a "buyers club," where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. Deep in the heart of Texas, Ron’s pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before.
A Focus Features and Truth Entertainment presentation of a Voltage Pictures/R² Films/Evolution Independent production. A Film by Jean-Marc Vallée. Matthew McConaughey. Dallas Buyers Club. Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto. Casting by Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee and Rich Delia. Costume Designers, Kurt and Bart. Editors, John Mac McMurphy, Martin Pensa. Production Designer, John Paino. Director of Photography, Yves Bélanger, CSC. Co-Producers, Michael Sledd, Parry Creedon. Executive Producers, David Bushell, Nathan Ross, Tony Notargiacomo, Joe Newcomb, Nicolas Chartier, Zev Foreman, Logan Levy, Holly Wiersma, Cassian Elwes. Produced by Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter. Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.