PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR FEBRUARY 2015

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Producers’ Committee Film Picks for February 2015

The theme for this month will be: Masculinity: Collateral Damage

THEATRICAL RELEASE:

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AMERICAN SNIPER (2014)

Directed by Clint Eastwood @ 132 minutes.

The film stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, & Ben Reed.

Synopsis: This is the true story of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL sniper, who did four tours in Iraq, becoming the deadliest sniper in military history; but his PTSD deepened with each tour, & when he got home his biggest challenge was to surmount the emotional turmoil, & become a caring husband & loving father. He finally did triumph over his demons.

This film is nominated for (6) Oscars; Best Picture, Actor, Screenplay, Editing, Sound Mixing & Editing.

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UNFORGIVEN (1992)

Directed by Clint Eastwood @ 131 minutes.

The film starred Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Richard Harris, Frances Fisher, & Sol Rubinek.

Synopsis:  Retired gunfighter, widower, failed farmer, William Munny accepts one last job, taking his old partner with him. A pair of cruel cowboys had battered & cut up some prostitutes, who hired Munny to exact their revenge; but in so doing the line becomes hazy between man & myth, hero & villain.

The movie won (7) Oscars: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Screenplay & Cinematography.

FIGHT CLUB (1999)

Directed by David Fincher @ 139 minutes.

The film starred Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, & Zach Grenier.

Synopsis:  An insomniac dissatisfied office worker meets an audacious soap maker/salesman, & together they form an undercover Fight Club, channeling primal male aggression into therapy. The concept catches on all around the country until they meet an eccentric woman who manages to ignite a downward spiral toward disaster.

SCREENINGS:

AMERICAN SNIPER is currently playing at several Sound Sound movie theaters, such as the REGAL LAKEWOOD 15, GALAXY THEATRE UPTOWN, AMC LAKEWOOD TOWN CENTRE 12, CENTURY FEDERAL WAY, & THE REGAL AUBURN STADIUM 17.

UNFORGIVEN will screen at CSL on Friday, February 6, 2015

FIGHT CLUB will screen at CSL on Friday, February 13, 2015.

The Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) is located at 206 North J Street, on the corner of Division & J Street, across 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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