Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn, Various countries, 2013)

  • July 19, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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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

Winner:

Grand Prize, Sydney Film Festival

We'll get dinner after the show -- see comments section for details.

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  • Alby

    A weird, absorbing little movie -- part fable, part hypnotist act, part comic-book psychodrama, part Art for Art's Sake. It never fills its lungs and roars the way "Drive" did, but it's a perfectly serviceable cult picture.

    July 23, 2013

  • Victoria

    Great movie, thanks for organizing Alby!

    July 20, 2013

  • Barbara S.

    Film Review- pretty intense violence, knew that going in. Very stylized film- good use of color and lighting to create mood, sound was very creative; confusing plot at first, then became clearer...
    Many thanks to Alby, our organizer for keeping track of us all.

    July 19, 2013

  • Dani

    I'm running late. See y'all after the movie

    July 19, 2013

  • David Y

    Having a beer at Tipsy Pig. Join me if ur coming early. I'm wearing a black vest.

    1 · July 19, 2013

    • Darryl

      Darm it I am having a beer too marina lou nge

      July 19, 2013

  • Alby

    Given the size of the group, I'm making a reservation for dinner. If you'd like to join, please reply to THIS thread (and this thread only) by 3 p.m. July 19 and let me know the number of people in your party (including yourself). The restaurant will have vegetarian options, will be within four blocks of the theater, and will have a $ or $$ Yelp rating. Please, no bill splitting, gatecrashing or last-minute dropouts, and remember to bring cash.

    July 17, 2013

    • jamin

      sorry Im late... I dont read any more... but yes, I want to go to dinner too :)

      July 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in. Sorry I didn't see this until now.

      July 19, 2013

  • dale

    Question: is this a limited release or is it opening all over Bay Area on Friday? Just curious...

    July 17, 2013

    • Victoria

      Yes, Berkeley Alby!

      July 19, 2013

    • Ricky P.

      It's also showing in 2 theaters in SJ

      July 19, 2013

  • Lee & C.

    just the 2 of us...

    July 18, 2013

  • Nitin

    Will not make it to this one. see u next time.

    July 18, 2013

  • Alby

    UPDATE 7/17: Showtime has been announced: 7:05 p.m. See event listing for ticketing info.

    July 17, 2013

    • Guan H.

      Is there no other way than to buy tickets online? I'd rather get them at the door.

      July 17, 2013

    • Alby

      Yes, you should be able to buy them at the box office as well.

      July 17, 2013

  • Ricky P.

    Anybody coming from south bay? wanna carpool?

    July 17, 2013

    • Guan H.

      I'm coming up from Cupertino, but I will be taking Caltrain.

      July 17, 2013

  • Alby

    UPDATE 7/16: Venue has been announced: Marina Theatre (exclusive SF engagement). Added some RSVP spots.

    July 16, 2013

    • Barbara S.

      Great News.tix in advance or?

      July 16, 2013

    • Alby

      I'll post ticket purchase info when it becomes available.

      July 16, 2013

  • Steve

    Looks like i am headed out of town.

    July 16, 2013

  • Barbara S.

    Love to see it-what is the location?????

    July 12, 2013

    • Alby

      Locations haven't been announced yet. Stay tuned!

      July 12, 2013

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