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New Meetup: free showing of the 2008 movie BLINDNESS

From: Guy H.
Sent on: Saturday, July 10, 2010 6:54 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Intelligent Conversation Meetup!

What: free showing of the 2008 movie BLINDNESS

When: Tuesday, July 13,[masked]:00 PM

Where: chez Dominique Gendrin
0000 DeSaix Blvd near Gentilly Blvd. and St Bernard Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Join us for another movie in our series "Run Amok". Tuesday we'll view BLINDNESS based on novel by same name. Directed by Fernando Meirelles ("City of God", "The Constant Gardener"). With Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal and Alice Braga. 2008. Rated R for violence including sexual assaults, language and sexuality/nudity. 121 minutes.

NOT your typical Hollywood post-apocalyptic movie!

We meet at Dominique's home. Contact Guy Henoumont for exact address.

Refreshments welcome.

Doors open at 6:30p.

Movie starts promptly at 7:15p followed by discussion at 9:30.

For more info, contact Guy Henoumont at[masked] or at [address removed] .
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Plot :
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of the blind" quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hording the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. There is however one eyewitness to the nightmare. A woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague follows her afflicted husband to quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become, in essence, a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city, which has seen all vestiges of civilization crumble. [Written by Festival de Cannes' Editors.]

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