'Price Check', 'How to Survive a Plague' open at the Ross

Parker Posey and Eric Mabius in "Price Check"
Parker Posey and Eric Mabius in "Price Check"

The comedy "Price Check" starring Parker Posey, and the AIDS documentary "How to Survive a Plague" open today at the Ross. "Price Check" runs through Dec. 20, "How to Survive a Plague" runs through Dec. 13. Both films are unrated.

"Price Check" is a smart and honest comedy that examines who we think we are and what we’re willing to do for the life we think we deserve. Pete Cozy (Eric Mabius) has found himself a house in the suburbs and a job in the pricing department of a middling supermarket chain. Pete's job allows him to spend quality time with his wife and young son and, despite the fact that they are drowning in debts, they appear happy.

Everything changes when Pete gets a new boss, the beautiful, high-powered, fast-talking Susan Felders (Parker Posey). With Susan's influence, Pete finds himself on the executive track -- Something that both surprises and excites him. The more his salary increases, the more he has to perform at work -- and the less time he gets to spend with his family. At the same time, his relationship with his boss begins to cross the line of professional etiquette. Both become enamored with one another – creating tension in the workplace and in his personal home life.

"How to Survive a Plague" is the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence.

This improbable group of activists bucked oppression, and with no scientific training infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals in the process.

The powerful story of their fight is a classic tale of empowerment and activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. This is how you change the world.

For more information, including show times and ticket prices, go to http://www.theross.org.