We will be attending the 7:20 showing of "The Impossible" at the Harvard Exit Theater located on Capitol Hill. This film is based on the true story of a family that was vacationing in Thailand when the 2004 tsunami roared though Southeast Asia killing hundreds of thousands of people in its path. Here is a description of the film taken from Landmark Theatres' website:
"A powerful story based on one family's survival of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, The Impossible stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage). Maria (Watts), Henry (McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her. Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart."
Here is a short preview of this film:
The Impossible - trailer
"The Impossible" has a 78 rating at rottentomatoes.com; here is a link to that web site where you can read or scan all of the reviews to see if this film is for you:
tomatometer - The Impossible
Meet me in the lobby of the Harvard Exit at 7:00. We will then find our seats in the UPSTAIRS screening room. I will be outside the upstairs screening room until approximately five minutes before the program starts to direct late comers to the area where most of us are seated.
I am an Asian male who wears glasses and who will probably be wearing a hat of some type (beret, black rain hat, Russian fake fur hat if it is really cold that day). There is a head shot of me in the photo section of my profile so you can see for whom to look.
At the completion of the film (i.e., after all of the credits have been shown) there will be an optional food and beverage stop at a nearby cafe or restaurant. Please meet me in the lobby of the theater where we will regroup and plan our refreshment stop.
If you are interested in having a light meal before seeing this film meet me at 5:30 in the DeLuxe Bar and Grill which is just a few store fronts from the Harvard Exit. This establishment has an interesting happy hour food menu which ends at 6:00 pm. Here is the menu:
happy hour menu