Out On Film and AID Atlanta present an early screening of the highly acclaimed "Beats Per Minute," France's official submission for the 2017 Academy Awards. In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough. Following the film will be a talkback with some former Atlanta ACT-UP members discussing the significance of ACT UP and how we can take some of the lessons of ACT UP and use them towards mobilizing and facing the challenges of today.