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New Meetup: O'HORTEN@ Laemmle Royal, Tuesday May 26 @ 7:45 PM

From: user 3.
Sent on: Friday, May 22, 2009 3:10 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: O'HORTEN@ Laemmle Royal, Tuesday May 26 @ 7:45 PM

When: May 26,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: It's Tuesday night, which means CHEAPO night at the Laemmle. Join me at the Royal for O'HORTEN. This Norwegian film has received great reviews... The film starts at 7:45 pm, so I will meet you in front of the theatre at 7:30 pm. After the film, we can stroll down the street to Dolores for some coffee and conversation.

Film Summary

The moment the train leaves the station without engineer ODD HORTEN (Bard Owe) aboard, he realizes that the path ahead is a journey without printed timetables and well-known stations. Horten has been forced to retire after 40 years of traveling a very stable rail, and the platform does not feel like a safe place anymore. His orderly, solitary existence is about to give way to a future of unlikely adventures and puzzling dilemmas: will Horten ever travel by plane? Will he finally sell his prized boat? How does Horten end up in a pair of women?s red high-heeled shoes? Will he survive a nighttime drive with a blindfolded man at the wheel? Proof positive that there is humor to be found in aging, and we don?t have to be elderly Norwegians to identify, laugh and embrace life in all its idiosyncratic splendor. O?HORTEN is Bent Hamer?s wonderfully skewed view of the human condition and gives us that somewhat absurdist vision with great warmth, a little melancholy and universal appeal.

?A warm and gently humorous divertissement.? (Alissa Simon, Variety)

?The ?O? stands for ?Odd,? which is a Norwegian male first name. And, in the most affectionate sense, this film is ?odd.? It?s also outstanding.? (Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter)

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