============================== IMPORTANT UPDATE ============================== Sorry for the change of plans, but apparently THE ROAD isn't playing at the State Theater until later in the evening, so we'll be meeting up at 6.45pm to see THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS instead. I apologize for any inconvenience. ============================== I hope that everyone had a happy new year, and that you're braving these cold days well. The Ann Arbor Young Professionals meetup group will be at the TGIF Happy Hour Mixer at Bar Louie after work on Friday, so I thought that I would post a movie immediately afterward... right down the street at the State Theater. The movie is "THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS", and it looks like a good flick, so I suggest that you stop by Bar Louie for the mixer, then go with us down the street for the movie. If you don't make it to Bar Louie before the movie for whatever reason, feel free to meet us at the State Theater at 6.45pm by the concession stand. We will also head over to one of the nearby establishments afterward for some drinks and perhaps food if anyone is interested.
The Film: THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a traveling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick, in which he won immortality. Centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr Nick. Valentina is now rapidly approaching this 'coming of age' milestone and Dr. Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr. Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the wager. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls. Enlisting a series of wild, comical and compelling characters in his journey, Dr. Parnassus promises his daughter's hand in marriage to the man that helps him win.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, and more... 2 hours 2 minutes. Rated PG-13.
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