New Meetup: THE HURT LOCKER@ The Landmark Theatre, July 2nd @ 7:30??

From: Jennifer
Sent on: Friday, June 26, 2009 12:20 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: THE HURT LOCKER@ The Landmark Theatre, July 2nd @ 7:30??

When: July 2, 2009 7:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Will update shortly


Film Summary:

If war is hell, why do so many men choose to fight? In an age when armies consist not of draftees but of volunteers, and men willingly thrust themselves into military action, sometimes the rush of battle is a potent and alluring attraction, even an addiction. The Hurt Locker is an intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When a new sergeant, James (Jeremy Renner), takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge (Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty), by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. James behaves as if he's indifferent to death. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James' true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever. This riveting and suspenseful drama from visionary filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow (Strange Days, K-19: The Widowmaker) is based on first-hand observation by journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal who was stationed on assignment with a special bomb unit. Also starring Ralph Fiennes and Guy Pearce. Official Web Site

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