We are privileged to have Arlyne, a guest host running point for this movie outing!
Please join the NYC Social Justice Dinner & Movie Meetup this Friday, 7/18 at 6:30p to see the 7pm screening of the film The Reflecting Pool playing at the Two Boots Pioneer Theater (155 East 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Afterward, the group will head to a nearby restaurant to discuss the movie over a vegetarian meal.
Directions: F or V trains to 2nd Ave.; or 6 train to Bleecker St - or you can check www.hopstop.com for the best route for you.
*** Nota bene: Before RSVPing, please read our guidelines: About Us ***
Please be prepared to:
* Update your RSVP (day-of "Maybe"s will be considered "No"s)
* Arrive early/on time and look for familiar faces in the ticketholders line and otherwise
Highly recommended: tickets are available online until 3 hours before the show - buying your ticket in advance saves time and guarantees your seat (www.twoboots.com/pioneer)
About the film:
'The Reflecting Pool may just be the All the President's Men of our time. The well-researched thriller ultimately proves more compelling than documentaries such as Loose Change by taking a narrative approach and by personalizing the story. The script is top-notch, the characterizations moving. If the film has a flaw, it's in trying to document so much evidence in a narrative thriller. Yet by and large, it pulls it off to deliver a chilling and effective message -- maybe it can happen here.' -Jim Cirile, Creative Screenwriting Magazine
'The Reflecting Pool presents a story that I have not taken the time or courage to touch.' -Barbara Trent, Academy Award Winner, The Panama Deception
'The Reflecting Pool takes he crime and places it exactly where we all must see it--at the human element.' -Steve Alten, Bestselling author The Shell Game
An investigation of the 9/11 events by a Russian-American journalist and a father of a 9/11 victim implicates the US government in the attacks.
Alex Prokop (Jarek Kupsc), a successful journalist, receives a rare 9/11 video tape revealing new information about the attack. The footage was sent by Paul Cooper (Joseph Culp), a driven researcher, whose daughter died on 9/11. Sensing a good story, Prokop travels with Cooper to New York and Washington, DC, where they uncover suppressed information implicating the US Government in the attacks. As Cooper introduces Prokop to key eye-witnesses, the façade of the "official story" begins to crumble. Prokop hears accounts of underground explosions in the Twin Towers moments before their collapse and discovers that the firm providing WTC security was run by the President's brother.
We follow Alex and Cooper as they investigate the inexplicable collapse of the 47-story WTC Building Seven, disprove the implausible airliner "attack" on the Pentagon, and uncover the illegal destruction of physical evidence from Ground Zero.
The pressure builds as the FBI intimidates Alex's editor, McGuire, (Lisa Black) to reveal key sources – while the magazine's corporate investors threaten to kill the entire story. Plagued by the ghosts of his Communist childhood and trying to uphold the independence of American journalism, Alex's search for the truth leads to a dangerous and shocking realization!
The Reflecting Pool is an intense, sobering investigation into the most controversial tragedy of our time. Drawn from established sources and based on verifiable facts, The Reflecting Pool is a thought-provoking study of a search for truth and the profound consequences of not looking for it any further than the nightly news.