At that time, the medical care system was still not ready to the constant growing number of newly HIV+ people and the waiting line to access the treatment was way too long.
The movie, described on TIFF's website as "a classic story of American enterprise", shows how Woodroof and the troubled drag queen Rayon (Leto) could help many people by selling this alternative treatment.
I am really curious to see this movie on the big screen, many interesting themes are involved and I can't also wait to see this new transformation of Jared Leto. Amazing. We wish good luck to Vallée and all the film's crew- this movie will certainly have an impact on the audience and hopefully on the jury too.
Source: Designers Against AIDS website