July 19, 2013 · 6:30 PM
This location is shown only to members
UPDATE 7/17: Showtime has been announced: 7:05 p.m.
Note: Showtime is 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for seniors and children, available at MovieTickets. Running time is 90 minutes. We'll meet in front of the theater beforehand, and anyone who has trouble finding the venue or the group can call Alby at[masked]-5971.
Yes, this revenge thriller by the director, star and composer of "Drive" is incidentally Asian (set in Thailand) and looks at first glance like another white knight's quest among the brown-skinned heathens.
But I loved "Drive," I want as many people as possible to see Nicolas Winding Refn's and Ryan Gosling's and Cliff Martinez's work, and it's gotten as many bad reviews as good ones -- pretty much my definition of a must-see.
Synopsis: An American drug runner in Thailand (Gosling), pressed by his mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) into avenging his brother's murder, must confront a cop with a messianic sense of justice.
WARNING! Trailer contains profanity and graphic violence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boDgVNxooCE
Official selection of the Cannes and Sydney film festivals
Grand Prize, Sydney Film Festival
We'll get dinner after the show -- see comments section for details.