The “International Lens” (iLens) weekly film series at Vanderbilt University is inviting members of the greater Nashville community to attend its screening of 120 BPM (Beats per Minute) this Thursday, February 21st at 7:30 p.m. The screening at Sarratt Cinema is free and open to the public!

120 Beats Per Minute Flier120 BPM (Beats per Minute) is a 2017 French film with English subtitles and the winner of a Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival.  It is set in the early 1990s, and follows a group of ACT UP activists in Paris who go to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies with bold, invasive actions.

Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, 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.


The iLens series holds weekly screenings in Sarratt Cinema at Vanderbilt University. Check out their website ( for information on other films in the series and on parking.

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