The critically celebrated film Dallas Buyers Club opens in NZ cinemas on February 20, and we have three prize packs to give away to celebrate.
Each pack contains: Pinnacle Films hit DVDs x 6; Drive, The Bang Bang Club, For Greater Glory, Hit and Run, Jobs and Welcome to the Punch and one double pass to see Dallas Buyers Club in cinemas.
To enter, fill in your details below and you are in the draw.
An imperfect man fights for survival during an uncertain time in America. Inspired by true events, Ron Woodroof's story of strength is told in Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from an original screenplay by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack. Golden Globe winner Matthew McConaughey portrays the real-life character, whose self-interest is galvanised into something much more.
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 HIV-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 US, so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the US, 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 (Golden Globe 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 HIV-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.
Terms and Conditions:
Prize winners will be determined from a random draw of eligible entries received before 10am on Monday, February 17. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or other property.
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