Photo Coverage: Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto & More Attend DALLAS BUYERS CLUB TIFF Red Carpet Gala
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, starring Matthew McConaughy, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto, hits theaters on November 1. Yesterday, the film premiered at TIFF - check out a the red carpet arrivals below!
McConaughey plays real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal.
Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts - who he once would have shunned - and established a hugely successful "buyers' club." Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience.
Photos by Walter McBride
Jean-Marc Vallee, Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter
Melisa Wallack and Craig Borten