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New Meetup: THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS - 7:30PM (?) Landmark Theater

From: Leslie
Sent on: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 8:32 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS - 7:30PM (?) Landmark Theater

When: November 7,[masked]:30 PM

Landmark Theatre
10850 West Pico at Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

This film has been on my radar since seeing the trailer several times.... George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey all gifted actors who also excel in black comedies headline this "real life" inspired comedy about the military's attempt to replace weapons with the power of the mind....

Join me and the group on Satuday, November 7th to see these guys turn in what promises to be some excellent performances. For those of you who'd like to do dinner beforehand, I promise we won't go to Maria's Italian Kitchen! Otherwise, when tickets go on sale, I'll let you know.

A serendipitous marriage of talent in which all hearts seem to beat as one.
Comment 09/09/09
Derek Elley

In this quirky dark comedy inspired by a real life story you will hardly believe is actually true, astonishing revelations about a top-secret wing of the U.S. military come to light when a reporter encounters an enigmatic Special Forces operator on a mind-boggling mission. Reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought. A legion of "Warrior Monks" with unparalleled psychic powers can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it. Now, the program's founder, Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), has gone missing and Cassady's mission is to find him. Intrigued by his new acquaintance's far-fetched stories, Bob impulsively decides to accompany him on the search. When the pair tracks Django to a clandestine training camp run by renegade psychic Larry Hooper (Kevin Spacey), the reporter is trapped in the middle of a grudge match between the forces of Django's New Earth Army and Hooper's personal militia of super soldiers. An eye-opening and often hilarious exploration of the government's attempts to harness paranormal abilities to combat its enemies, inspired by Jon Ronson's non-fiction bestseller of the same name.

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