CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS, Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, Monday, 9/23, 7:30 PM

THIS A COMPLIMENTARY SCREENING COURTESY OF THE MOTION PICTURE ACADEMY. THE DIRECTOR, JERI MENZEL, WILL BE INTERVIEWED BY PHILLIP KAUFMAN. EVERYONE WHO RSVP'S BY MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY, 9/22 WILL HAVE A TICKET WAITING FOR THEM AT THE THEATRE. PLEASE DON'T RSVP UNLESS YOU INTEND TO BE THERE! IF YOU RSVP "YES," PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL ([masked])WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME, AS WELL AS THE FIRST AND LAST NAMES OF YOUR GUESTS, IF YOU HAVE THEM. IF YOU DON'T DO THIS BY THE DEADLINE FOR RSVP'S, THERE WILL NOT BE A TICKET WAITING FOR YOU.

Synopsis:

Czech director Jiri Menzel's Closely Watched Trains (Ostre sledovane vlaky) was the recipient of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1967. In the story, based on Bohumil Hrabal's novel of the same name, Vaclav Neckar plays a Czech railroad worker during the Nazi occupation. He undergoes several philosophical changes as he becomes attracted to the Czech underground. Determining at last that his own existence hardly matters in the scheme of things, Neckar volunteers for a suicide mission. Ordered by the Czech Communist government to return his Oscar, Menzel refused, opting instead to make a "repentance" film which sang the praises of collectivism. This second film has long since been forgotten, while Closely Watched Trains remains on record as one of the biggest financial successes of the Eastern European Cinema. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Trailer and Discussion

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ROTTEN TOMATOES

Your names have been submitted to the Academy and tickets should be waiting for you. Complimentary parking is provided at:

8920 Wilshire Blvd. (enter off of La Peer)
9025 Wilshire Blvd. (enter off Wetherly)

Parking facilities close 30 minutes after the conclusion of an event.

I will meet you in the lobby of the theatre around 7:10. 


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  • Vivi

    Great film.

    September 24, 2013

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    A former member

    Great film experience; thanks Lindsie!

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am really sorry you weren't feeling well you missed a good movie. see you soon and feel better

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi Lindsie I'm here and I cannot see you I'm going to the theater

    September 23, 2013

  • Vivi

    Feel better.

    September 23, 2013

  • Lindsie

    I hate to flake out on my own Meetup tonight, but I'm feeling sick… I was hoping it would go away but it hasn't… Your names are all on file at the theater so there is a ticket for you… Enjoy!

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Lindsie

    A reminder: I need the first and last names of yourself and any guests to submit to the theatre on Monday. If you've already done so, or your last name is in your profile, thanks! If you haven't, and your profile is just your first name, please send me your last name at [masked], or I will remove you from the RSVP list on Monday morning.

    September 21, 2013

  • ellen

    Haven't seen you in ages...look forward to this. How about lite dinner before or after the film at Kate Mantellini?//

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am out of town and wont be back until late Mon

    September 19, 2013

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