PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR FEBRUARY

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Producers’ Film Choices for February 2013

The Tacoma Film Club theme for this month will be “the quest to find fugitives–and the

price paid for succeeding in the search.”

THEATRICAL:

ZERO DARK THIRTY (2012)

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Directed by Kathyrn Bigelow @ 157 minutes.

The film stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler,

James Gandolfini, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau, Taylor Kinney.

Synopsis: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama

Bin Laden after the September 11, 2001 attacks–and his eventual death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.

Tagline: “The greatest manhunt in history.”

Roger Ebert wrote, “Jessica Chastain is the ubiquitous new star who now dominates

the American acting landscape.”

DVD:

APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

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Directed by Francis Ford Coppola @ 153 minutes.

The film stars Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Frederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Albert Hall, G.D. Spradlin, Scott Glenn,

Harrison Ford, & R. Lee Ermey.

Synopsis:  During the Viet Nam War, an Army Captain was sent on a mission to

“terminate with extreme prejudice” an American Colonel who had gone rogue in

Cambodia, who had recruited his own private native Army, and had operated independently, disregarding political protocol.

Roger Ebert wrote: “This film is a masterpiece, a grand, and grave, and insanely inspired gesture of filmmaking–of moments both operatic in their scope and style, and other moments so silent we hear the director thinking to himself.”

This film won 2 Oscars, and was nominated for 6 more, won the Palm d’Or at Cannes, and won 3 golden globes–Best Supporting Actor (Duvall), Best original music score,

and Best Director.

RENDITION (2007)

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Directed by Gavin Hood @ 122 minutes.

The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Omar Metwally, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard,

Alan Arkin, Meryl Streep, & Bob Gunton.

Synopsis: This is a tale about the CIA’s controversial “extraordinary practice rendition”, whereby prisoners can be transfered, while in custody, to other countries; places where torture is more tolerated. It is based “on a true story”.

Tagline: “What if someone you love–just disappeared?”

Roger Ebert wrote: “RENDITION is a valuable and rare film that is really about the 

theory and practice of two things; torture and personal responsibility.”

SCREENINGS:

ZERO DARK THIRTY opened City-Wide on Friday, January 11, 2013, and it is

playing at several local area theaters. It is nominated for numerous Oscars & Golden

Globes.

APOCALYPSE NOW will be shown at the Center for Spiritual Living on Friday, February 1, 2013.

RENDITION will be shown at the Center for Spiritual Living on Friday, February 8, 2013.

DISCUSSION NIGHT:

Note: February is one of those odd months where the first Friday is on the 1st, so the third Wednesday, the TFC Discussion Night will happen on February 20, 2013. It will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living.

DIRECTIONS:

ZERO DARK THIRTY is already playing at several theaters in the Tacoma area.

Check Fandango, or the newspaper for feature times.

The Center for Spiritual Living is located at 206 North J Street, at the corner of

Division & J Streets, across the street from the Group Health hospital.

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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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