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.