Announcing a new meeting for The Sydney Expat American Meetup Group!
What: CHOKE (Sydney Film Festival film)
When: Sunday, June 8, 5:45 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Who should come: Film buffs and not-so-buffs
Why: Because Chuck Palaniuk is brilliant! Author of Fight Club and irreverent resident of my hometown of Portland.
Meeting Description: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
It's here! Erica and I have selected 6 films that will be showing through 22 June. Most have garnered awards at Sundance, Toronto, Cannes, etc. Our line-up is a good mix of satire, humor, film noir, and docudrama.
We'll be adding Pre-/Post-movie Minglers for coffee/drinks in the next day or so.... See complete Meetup film line up at end of page.
Quotable: "A dirty-minded satirical comedy"- Entertainment Weekly
Notable: WINNER SPECIAL JURY PRIZE SUNDANCE 2008
Synopsis: A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
SFF Webpage: http://sydneyfilmfestival.org/film_details.asp?id=71&fID=531
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The first adaptation of a novel by cult writer Chuck Palahniuk since David Fincher's Fight Club, Choke is full of the writer's signature manic black humour. Sam Rockwell is sensational as med-school dropout Victor Mancini who spends his days working at New England theme-park and his nights attending meetings for sex-addicts or staging fake choking episodes in restaurants to benefit from the expansive generosity of the middleclass saviours who rescue him. Most of Mancini's funds are designated to pay for the care of his mother (Angelica Huston) a paranoid criminal who spent most of her life on the run and has ended up in a hospice for the insane. Directed by actor Clark Gregg, and featuring the ever-fabulous Kelly Macdonald, the film won the special jury prize at Sundance. CS
Dir Clark Gregg
Scr Clark Gregg, Chuck Palahniuk
Prods Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson, Johnathan Dorfman, Temple Fennell
With Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald
Duration 89 mins
Distributor Fox Searchlight
World Sales/Australian distributor Fox Searchlight
LINKS TO SFF / TICKET INFO / VENUE:
-- SFF Website: http://sydneyfilmfestival.org/index.asp
-- Ticket Info: http://sydneyfilmfestival.org/content.asp?id=9&p=8
-- Venue Info: Greater Union Theatre http://sydneyfilmfestival.org/content.asp?id=10&p=8&nid=1&ven_id=2
OTHER FILM EVENTS ON THE DOCKET:
Fri June 13
GU George St
Sat June 14
Dendy Opera Quays
MAN ON WIRE
Sat June 14
Dendy Opera Quays
Sun June 15
Sun June 22
Learn more here:http://american.meetup.com/193/calendar/8057717/