Let's go and see "Snowpiercer" at the Nova. This is a Korean sci-fi thriller by the director of "The Host" and executive producer of "Oldboy", based upon a French graphic novel, i.e., comic book novel. It has received excellent reviews, for its originality, socio-political message and for its action sequences. In this film, most of humanity has become extinct, except for a select few who live in the luxurious globe-trotting train "Snowpiercer". This film stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer and Song Kang-Ho.
Please only RSVP if you will attend; no shows will be recorded for future reference.
Date: Saturday, 26th July, 2014
Time: Meet at 1:40pm for the 2:10pm session. As there is no allocated seating for this session, we will enter the cinema at approximately 1:55pm.
Place: Meet outside "Black Orange" in the arcade outside Cinema Nova. Please note that "Black Orange" is a ladies' clothing store, not a cafe. "Black Orange" is roughly opposite the box office.
You can buy tickets online at the following link, in advance, if you wish. This will allow you to pay using your credit card, and is the only way to buy directly using credit.
(If this doesn't work, just go to http://www.cinemanova.com.au/, go to the right panel, and select movie title "Snowpiercer").
Please note that all purchases at the box office are cash only. The only way to pay using a credit card is online, in advance. If you need to use a debit or credit card, the Westpac ATM in the arcade may be of assistance but you will be charged cash advance or other bank withdrawal fees unless you use a Westpac/St George savings account.
There are no seat allocations so we can purchase tickets individually. Please be on time as we will need to enter early to get good seats.
Cinema Nova members receive a small discount (usually around $5) from the ticket price.
Duration: 126 minutes
Rating: MA15+ (Strong impact themes and violence)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Sci-fi
Language: English (with some Korean and French with English subtitles)
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Writers: Joon-ho Bong, Kelly Masterson
Stars: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton
Reviews: Rotten Tomatoes (93% critic; 93% audience); Metacritic (84%)
Rotten Tomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/snowpiercer/
In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster.
Post-film discussion: After the film those who are interested will go to Threshermann's Bakehouse (221 Faraday St, Carlton). Other post-film discussion venues will not be introduced.
There will not be a pre-film lunch prior to this session; however, Brunetti's in Lygon Court or Sea Salt on Lygon St, adjacent to the Lygon Court entrance, are good options for a quick bite or for takeaway if you want to get something to eat prior to the session.