Nov 21, 2008 · 6:45 PM
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November 21st, Friday Movies: "Slumdog Millionaire" Meetup Time: 6:45pm Movie Showtime: 7:00pm La Jolla Village Cinemas 8879 Villa La Jolla Drive La Jolla, CA 92037 (619)[masked] Host: Eric aka Eric31 (619)[masked] (Mobile) [masked] The Toronto Film Festival's Audience Award Winner 2008 finally comes to San Diego. In Arthouse circles the word of mouth hype on "Slumdog Millionaire" has been amazing. The movie's first weekend of limited release on 10 screens (11/14 -11/16) the per screen average was $35,000. The latest Bond flick on a gazillion screens averaged $20,000 per screen. Come on out and kick off the weekend with for latest film by well praised British Director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Millions).
Synopsis: Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, and of Latika (Freida Pinto), the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show’s questions. Intrigued by Jamal’s story, the jaded Police Inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on this game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out… Written by Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty), based on the best selling novel Q&A by Vikas Swarup. Directed by Danny Boyle (Sunshine, Millions, Trainspotting).
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