Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Launching Film Independent Forum

Dallas Buyers Club Film Independent

Three-day event starts Oct. 25 at DGA

Dallas Buyers Club” has been selected as the opening night film for the ninth Film Independent Forum on Oct. 25, a week ahead of its launch by Focus.

The event, to be held at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles, will be followed by a Q&A session. “Dallas,” starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Jared Leto, made its world premiere Sept. 7 at the Toronto Film Festival.

Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix, has been tapped to deliver the keynote address at the forum on Oct. 26 at the DGA.

“I have had a long relationship with Film Independent and look forward to talking through the possibilities and the risks ahead for filmmakers in this new-media age,” Sarandos said.

Ava DuVernay (“Middle of Nowhere) has been tapped as the keynote speaker on Oct. 27.

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  1. Chris says:

    I think it takes a lot of commitment for that sort of role. Props to her for staying authentic & being part of an Oscar award-winning film.

  2. BiBi says:

    @Comment about Sarah.
    Just because she got naked. Doesn’t make her one of the greats.
    @nxt comment – different casting/situation on a story of a billion people.

  3. annika says:

    Up and coming actor Sarah Lynn Eilts bravely took on the role of Ron’s Hooker in Dallas Buyers Club. Her performance was noted at the Toronto International Film Festival.
    Undertaking this role, with its nudity component, would likely have been a difficult moral decision for a steadfast Christian like Sarah; however, she is committed to her craft and the necessity of truth in her role.
    I support Sarah’s decision despite my reservations about the nudity; all too often actresses – especially – are depreciated by sites such as Mr. Skin, who reduce their role to nude scene captures, pornographic GIFS, and other such nonsense. Moreover, the permanence of these images on the internet may preclude one from commencing a different future career path, such as a school teacher.
    Good luck Sarah; I hope your bargain pays dividends.

  4. Atlas says:

    It’s a very very very sick & twisted movie. Anti-women, and Anti-hetroism…
    Anyone for Opposite marriage won’t want to see Matthew McConaughey flim/movie!
    It’s a good thing Burt Reynolds, drove by Dallas Buyers Club! He didn’t want to be in a GAY STD filled Smokey and the Bandit rip-off…
    “Loosely” ever so Loosely based on actual events. It’s a very independent film. For independent people, who enjoy (personal ) independence. And enjoy getting offended on a regular basis.

    Regularly… shrugs..

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