A 1980s cowboy with HIV/AIDS sells an unauthorized cure to others in Dallas Buyers Club. Survivors of a failed global warming experiment which causes a new ice age in the future circle the globe on a train in Snowpiercer.
How did Oscar-nominated Craig Borten, screenwriter of the Dallas Buyers Club, and Kelly Masterson, screenwriter of the summer’s best thriller Snowpiercer, adapt these stories from the source material — a newspaper bio of real-life cowboy Ron Woodroof and a cult [correction: French graphic novel discovered by a Korean director]? We’ll find out at a VIFF Industry panel on Thursday, October 2nd, moderated by Vancity Theatre programmer Tom Charity.
Of course words are powerful but it sure helps if your cowboy-turned-AIDS-drug-pusher is played by Matthew McConaughey, who won an Oscar for his Dallas Buyers Club role, and if your leader of the revolution on Snowpiercer is played by Captain America himself, Chris Evans.
Screenwriting Success Stories: 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., Thursday, October 2nd. Click here for tickets.