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Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace is a crime thriller which tells the story of two brothers from an economically depressed mill town in the Rust Belt. It portrays a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell's brother Rodney returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so - with nothing left to lose - Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother.

The film stars Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe and Sam Shepard.

Tickets are $8.25. Carmike Cinemas accepts cash, debit and credit cards.

Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart '09).

Running time: 1 hr 56 mins.

The film starts at 7:05 pm. Let's gather in the lobby 10-15 minutes before show time. If there is interest in post-gathering, we could go to Sake Bomb at 4215 University Dr.

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  • Steve S.

    Extremely well acted drama about about a decaying steel mill town in PA and the people trapped in it. The dark setting and the character conflicts reminded me of the "Deer Hunter" but this film is not nearly at that level. Although the 2nd half was a bit long, it was definitely worth seeing if only for the stirring performances by Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson.

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Shawna

      It also reminded me of the small town feel of "Affliction" (with the hunting scene), etc.

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • Shawna

    I enjoyed this character driven film, despite its depressing subject matter. Filmed in Braddock PA, one of Pittsburgh's oldest industrial suburbs, itself a main character to the film, shows the economically depressed background of a dying steel-mill town. The film sheds some light on a war vet dealing with PTSD. In one scene, Rodney, writes to his brother about, "I have so many thoughts in my head and I cannot get them out". As for the ending scene, I read that the director believes Russell is a man who will find peace and contentment. It’s also homage to “Godfather 2,” where Corleone sit in a chair in a home that his brother Fredo was just murdered outside his window. He is also living with those consequences of violence. I felt that Russell would find peace at the end of the film and be ok despite his likely loss of work, his family's absence, and girlfriend having left him for a man she doesn't love. It did not seem the film ended despairing.

    4 · December 9, 2013

  • Michele C.

    Are we meeting before hand

    December 8, 2013

  • Vicki L B.

    I'm not going to be able to make it. Hate I'm going to miss it.

    December 8, 2013

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