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New Meetup: DISTRICT 9 @ Arclight Hollywood, Tuesday, 8/18, 7:30 PM (?)

From: Lindsie
Sent on: Monday, August 3, 2009 2:39 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: DISTRICT 9 @ Arclight Hollywood, Tuesday, 8/18, 7:30 PM (?)

When: August 18,[masked]:00 PM

Arclight Hollywood/Cinerama Dome
6360 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Finally! A movie that wrestles with a problem that's been facing us for 28 years...the Reagan Revolution...oops!...I mean those butt-ugly aliens that came in those spaceships that keep ruining the skyline. Check out the trailer, or the Official Website, in case you haven't noticed them. Produced by Peter Jackson, directed by and starring people none of us has ever heard of, this movie is getting some awesomely positive early criticism, which must mean something. Taking a chance once again with a big budget studio blockbuster, I hope you'll dismiss your initial reluctance and join me for this R-Rated for Bloody Violence and Pervasive Language sci-fi spectacle. I wonder what they mean...isn't language pervasive in the first place? Another mystery to be solved!

Dinner before the movie and conversation after at The Waffle, on Sunset, starting around 6 PM. You're on your own for parking.

Tickets are not available yet, but I'll update as soon as they are.

The Synopsis: Thirty years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa's District 9 as the world's nations argued over what to do with them. Now, patience over the alien situation has run out. Control over the aliens has been contracted out to Multi-National United (MNU), a private company uninterested in the aliens' welfare - they will receive tremendous profits if they can make the aliens' awesome weaponry work. So far, they have failed; activation of the weaponry requires alien DNA. The tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when an MNU field operative, Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley), contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA. Wikus quickly becomes the most hunted man in the world, as well as the most valuable - he is the key to unlocking the secrets of alien technology. Ostracized and friendless, there is only one place left for him to hide: District 9.

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