This just in from www.thewrap.com:
"A South Korean film, “Pieta,” took the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday while Paul Thomas Anderson took the Silver Lion for “The Master" as the awards got underway amid shifting jury votes.
An individual close to the awards told TheWrap that "The Master" had taken four awards in Venice, including Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, and that the jury decided not to give the Golden Lion to the Paul Thomas Anderson film so as not to disqualify it from the other awards..."
Join us to see Paul Thomas Anderson's newest film, The Master.
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson Written by Paul Thomas Anderson Starring Joaquin Phoenix Philip Seymour Hoffman Amy Adams Laura Dern Jesse Plemons
We'll do dinner before the film this time. Meet at Westside Tavern at 5:30ish. I'll go early and get a table for the group. We'll see the 7:15 show. More info when you RSVP. Coffee/cocktails and conversation after the screening at someplace nearby.
Here's the trailer:
From Ain't It Cool News:
"...I know a lot of people are going to walk out of the latest from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson and think that they need to see it one or two more times just to get to the film's deeper meanings and the sources of its underlying tension. If I may be so bold, I don't think that's necessary; I think this may be Anderson's most in-your-face, on-the-surface work, and I don't level that as a criticism. I just sincerely doubt any additional digging is required; the scenes as they play out make the themes clearly and precisely evident.
And while we're talking about things that aren't necessary or relevant, can we drop the Scientology discussion? THE MASTER is not a film about scientology or L. Ron Hubbard. Sure, Anderson borrows some of the dogma and practices of the relatively new religion, but the film isn't some classless exposé. Between this film and THERE WILL BE BLOOD, it's become clear that Anderson has a fascination (some might call it a healthy disrespect) for religious leaders. He seem less interested in what they're preaching and more in how they're preaching it. He also explores the idea that there is the thinnest of lines between being a spiritual guide and a crazy person..."
We hope you can join us!