PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR JUNE 2013

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PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR JUNE 2013

 

Theme for this month is “Science Fiction–where Science

goes for its inspiration.”

 

THEATRICAL RELEASE

 

STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (2013)

 

Directed by J.J. Abrams @ 132 minutes.

 

The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg,

Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, and John Cho.

 

This the second film in the Abrams reboot of the series.

 

Synopsis: After the crew of the Enterprise discovers an unstoppable force of terror within Starfleet, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt into a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

 

Taglines: “Earth will fall.”  “Beyond the darkness, lies greatness.”

“ In our darkest hour, when our leaders have fallen, a hero will rise.”

 

This film opens city-wide on Friday, May 17, 2013, and should run for at least

four weeks.

 

DVD

 

NEVER LET ME GO (2010)

 

Directed by Mark Romanek @ 103 minutes

 

The film stars Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, and

Charlotte Rampling.

 

Synopsis: This is a subtle science fiction film about three friends who grew up together in an English boarding school. After forming a love triangle, they find out about a shocking secret regarding their genetics–but decide to embrace their fleeting chance to live and love.

 

Tagline: “A superb, poignant film about everlasting love.”

 

This film did screen at the Grand Cinema in the past.

 

 

 

PRIMER (2004)

 

Written, Directed, & Produced by Shane Carruth @ 77 minutes.

 

The film stars Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden,

and Carrie Crawford.

 

Synopsis:  Two engineers form a partnership and then invent a process for time travel, back several hours. Initially they use this process to gather wealth from the stock market, but soon dark consequences, paradoxes, and ethical quandaries descend

upon them.

 

Tagline: “ What happens if it actually works?”

 

This is a seldom-seen cult classic, filmed on a shoestring budget, that became the

winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004.

 

Ebert & Roper wrote: “Like MEMENTO, this movie is ingenious and fascinating.”

 

SCREENINGS:

 

NEVER LET ME GO will screen at the Center for Spiritual Living

on Friday, June 7, 2013.

 

PRIMER will screen at the Center for Spiritual Living on Friday,

June 14, 2013.

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Check the South Sound listings on line (Fandango), and in the newspaper to find the feature times at a movie theater near you in order to see STAR TREK–Into Darkness.

 

The Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) is located in Tacoma at 206 North J Street, on the corner of J Street and Division, across from the Group Health hospital.

 

TFC DISCUSSION NIGHT:

 

We will discuss these films on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at CSL.

Anita Reeves will lead discussion on NEVER LET ME GO.

Jeffrey Swayze will lead discussion on PRIMER.

Glenn Buttkus will lead discussion on  STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.

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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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One Response to PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR JUNE 2013

  1. Glenn Buttkus says:

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