Producer’s Film Picks for October 2011

Producers’ Committee Film Picks for October 2011

This month our group will explore the dynamics of love and death.

DVD

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966)

Directed by Mike Nichols @ 131 minutes.

The film stars Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George Segal, and Sandy Dennis.

Synopsis: George and Martha are a middle-aged married couple whose charged relationship is defined by a passionate and vitriolic running verbal battle, fueled by an over consumption of alcohol, cheating on one another, and complicated by a deep sadness due to the death of their only “child”. 

Taglines: “You are invited to George and Martha’s for an evening of fun and games.”

                    “Drop in for drinks and brace yourself.”

Awards: This film won five Academy Awards, and was nominated for a total of thirteen. All four stars were nominated.

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000)

Directed by Kar Wai Wong @ 98 minutes; in Chinese with English subtitles.

The film stars Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, and Ping Lam Siu.

Synopsis:  In 1962, a man and a woman move into neighboring Hong Kong apartments and form a bond when they both suspect their spouses of extra-marital affairs; hurt and angry, they find comfort in their blossoming friendship–even as they vow not to become like their unfaithful mates.

Tagline: Feel the heat, keep the feeling burning–let the sensation explode.

THEATRICAL RELEASE

CONTAGION (2011)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh @ 106 minutes.

The film stars Laurence Fishburne, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, John Hawkes, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Ehle, Bryan Cranston, and Elliott Gould.

Synopsis:  A chilling thriller, part science fiction, part science fact, centered on the seemingly inexorable pandemic threat posed by a deadly disease, created by bats and pigs in China, and an international team of doctors from the Center for Disease Control, who do their best to deal with this lethal outbreak.

Taglines: “Don’t talk to anyone–don’t touch anyone.” and “Nothing spreads like fear.”

SCREENINGS:

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF (1966) will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, October 7, 2011.

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000) will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, 10/14/11.

CONTAGION (2011) is in widespread theatrical release in the South Sound presently.

Some of the theaters it is showing at include: LAKEWOOD TOWNE CENTER, REGAL LAKEWOOD STADIUM 15, LONGSTON PLACE, REGAL TALL FIRS, GALAXY UPTOWN THEATRE, and the AUBURN STADIUM 17.

DIRECTIONS:

924 Broadway is in the Pythian Temple, at street level, across from Theater on the Square, in the heart of Tacoma’s Theater District.

See the Tacoma News Tribune for directions and phone numbers of the many theaters that CONTAGION is showing at.

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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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