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SNOWPIERCER at the Uptown

  • Jul 10, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Director Bong Joon-ho (The Host) is back, this time with an international cast and a huge budget.

From SIFF's website:

Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Snowpiercer takes place in a bleak future where a failed experiment to stop global warming has turned the world into a frozen, uninhabitable wasteland. Humanity's only survivors are left on board a perpetual-motion train built by an eccentric, reclusive billionaire. The upper class live in the forward train cars in luxury, protected by armed soldiers, while those with second-class tickets languish in squalor at the back. But a band of rebels is brewing, and with the help of a wise elder (John Hurt), their leader (Chris Evans) has discovered a secret that could completely shift the balance of power.

We will be going to the 7 pm showing.  Please arrive between 6:30 and 6:45, as we will be grabbing seats NO LATER THAN 6:45.  There's free parking after 6 pm--just ask at the window when you buy your ticket.  Many buses also stop nearby, including the D Line, the 8, and the 32.

Once you have your ticket, please meet with me in the lobby so that I can check you off the RSVP list.  After the film is over, we will regroup in the lobby before heading to a local establishment for a post-film discussion.

Snowpiercer is currently scoring an 83 out of 100 on Metacritic:

And here is a glowing review by Gael Schmidt Cleach:

I should mention that the film is extremely violent, so if violence bothers you, this film is not for you.

Hope to see you there!


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  • Mary J.

    The Meetup was good, friendly folks and all. The movie? I would not recommend it. I was aware it would be violent, that was not the problem. I was disappointed at the bad and melodramatic acting, the trite story, (predictable and long), and sometimes the special effects were just plain amateur -- used over and over.... Sorry. Don't waste your time or money on this one.

    July 12, 2014

    • Travis T.

      I heard the same from "beyond the trailer" on YouTube but I heard it's more eastern tradition.

      July 13, 2014

    • Greg

      Seems like we saw completely different films. Did you come to the discussion afterwards? If not, I hope you come next time. Don't be shy. :-)

      July 13, 2014

  • patricia

    Movie was OK I enjoyed seeing it with other movie goers. I did not get to join the post movie disscusion which I look forward to next time. There were several things in the movie which didn't make sense to me an hearing others comments will help. I enjoy movies an getting to know others. Look forward to the next one

    July 11, 2014

  • Greg

    I heard SNOWPIERCER was an action sci-fi movie done right (in that it actually develops its characters), but I had been a bit disappointed by THE HOST, and so wasn't sure what to expect. I needn't have worried; this is an excellent film, and hopefully will become a summer blockbuster, should studios wise up and put it in wider release. Thanks everyone for coming out, and for the discussion afterwards!

    July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Liked the movie a lot. Still wondering what that was about with the hard boiled eggs... To the fellow Garfield grad. Good to meet you and hope we can exchange stories of HS days.

    July 11, 2014

  • Karen

    Really thought it was excellent!

    July 11, 2014

  • nancy

    if anyone is interested in seeing this on the weekend - saturday or sunday - i'd be interested to hear - drop me a note...

    1 · July 4, 2014

    • Travis T.

      I would be interested too as I may not be able to on Thursday

      1 · July 9, 2014

    • Tammye Read w.

      You are too funny!

      1 · July 10, 2014

  • nancy

    Will this film be showing Sunday 13th?... i would be interested... (all sane replies welcome & i will respond :)...
    whereas, clicking 'Like' perpetuates more questions...

    July 10, 2014

  • Leslie C.

    Sorry, I'm unable to join you guys but I've already seen this movie twice and enjoyed it thoroughly. I hope everyone likes it as much as I did.

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Nancy M.

    Sorry, said yes too soon. Can't make on the 10th.

    June 29, 2014

  • Tony

    Thanks for the invite. I saw the film Sat nite.

    June 29, 2014

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