CONTAGION (2011)

This film is in widespread theatrical release all over the South Sound.

It opened on September 9, 2011.

It is screening at many local theaters, including LAKEWOOD TOWNE CENTER, REGAL LAKEWOOD STADIUM 15, LONGSTON PLACE, REGAL TALL FIRS, GALAXY UPTOWN THEATER, and the AUBURN STADIUM 17.

Maybe I will see you at the movies.

Glenn

 

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About Glenn Buttkus

Former actor and Special Ed teacher for the blind, newly retired, spending my days struggling as poet, photographer, novelist, husband, and grandfather.
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3 Responses to CONTAGION (2011)

  1. Joyce Rousseau says:

    I can’t figure out what the connection would be between Contagion and the other movies selected this month – unfaithfulness? China?
    I saw Contagion yesterday and felt that it was more of a fictionalized documentary than a thriller and that the actors pretty much walked through their roles.
    Perhaps if we were watching other related movies and how things have changed over the years…our expectations of doom and our feeling that the government doesn’t ever handle these things well…perhaps in combination with Andromeda Strain or others?

  2. Glenn Buttkus says:

    The Producers always have a gargantuan task when it comes to picking a theatrical film each month, and/or finding a theme in terms of the other DVD films available. This month the theme is “love and death, and how people handle both.” In this film there are several scenarios regarding human nature, love, betrayal, marriage, accommodation; albeit mired in the plot which takes precedence. WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF tackles marriage, and relationships that are both mutually destructive and cloying, as well as the issue of death. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, tackles the issue of morality in marriage, and both the death of love, and the birth of new love. I see your point about CONTAGION. Sometimes in epic films with big name casts, there is not enough focus on one story, one set of characters, but Soderbergh is a master filmmaker, and if he wanted to do a film that is very Robert Altmanish, or like TRAFFIC, all we can do is sit through those myriad of plot lines, and see how we fell afterward. Thanks for your comment.

  3. Ron Boothe says:

    Joyce,
    You are correct that there is not an obvious theme for our discussion films this month. When the Producer’s Committee meets to make the selections for the coming month, we first look at what films are expected to open in the Tacoma area during the next few weeks. That is not always an easy task because many of the types of films we think would be most interesting to discuss are ones that will be showing at The Grand Cinema, and they do not finalize opening dates until after our committee has already met.This month we decided to go with a “wide release” film, Contagion. We considered a few DVD films that would have made an obvious theme with Contagion, but decided there were other films we would rather discuss. Of course, there are always common themes that are discovered after the fact. Our initial attempt at a post-hoc theme for these three films is “Love and Death”. I am sure some of our members will come up with additional common themes when we discuss these three films. I leave that task as a challenge for our members.
    Ron

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