Dallas Buyers Club

Opening 02.04.15 - 18:00


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. Spirit Award winner Matthew McConaughey portrays the real-life character, whose self-interest is galvanized into something much more.

What makes the film so special is its sense of defiance and its scabrous humour. Geoffrey Macnab - The Independent
  • Oscar win: Best Lead Actor
  • Oscar win: Best Supporting Actor
  • Oscar win: Makeup & Hairstyling


  • Thumbnail image of Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey - Ron Woodroof
  • Thumbnail image of Jared LetoJared Leto - Rayon
  • Thumbnail image of Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner - Dr. Eve Saks
  • Thumbnail image of Denis O'HareDenis O'Hare - Dr. Sevard
  • Thumbnail image of Steve ZahnSteve Zahn - Tucker
  • Thumbnail image of Griffin DunneGriffin Dunne - Dr. Vass


  • Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
  • Screenplay: Craig Borton & Melisa Wallack
  • Producers: Robbie Brenner & Rachel Winter
  • Genre: Biography, Drama
  • Runtime: 117min
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
McConaughey makes sure we feel his tenacity and triumphs in the treatment of AIDS. His explosive, unerring portrayal defines what makes an actor great, blazing commitment to a character and the range to make every nuance felt. Peter Travers - RollingStone

Screening & Address

02.04.15 03.04.15 04.04.15 05.04.15
18:00 19:00 18:30 19:00
21:00 22:00 20:00 21:00
Tickets Prices
Adults 9.00
Children 6-16yrs 7.00 **
Students 8.00
Retired 8.00

** Not suitable for children under 15!

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The Story

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.

Dr. Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner) at the hospital with patients in the background

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).

Rayon and Ron Woodroof sitting on a bench facing away from eachother

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.

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