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$5 Movie Night: The Place Beyond the Pines

A mysterious and mythical motorcycle racer, Luke, (Ryan Gosling) drives out of a traveling carnival globe of death and whizzes through the backstreets of Schenectady, New York, desperately trying to connect with a former lover, Romina, (Eva Mendes) who recently and secretly gave birth to the stunt rider's son. In an attempt to provide for his new family, Luke quits the carnival life and commits a series of bank robberies aided by his superior riding ability. The stakes rise as Luke is put on a collision course with an ambitious police officer, Avery Cross, (Bradley Cooper) looking to quickly move up the ranks in a police department riddled with corruption. The sweeping drama unfolds over fifteen years as the sins of the past haunt the present days lives of two high school boys wrestling with the legacy they've inherited. The only refuge is found in the place beyond the pines. Written by StudioCanal

Lucy is hosting so please meet her on the right hand side of the lobby between 6:20 and 6:35. The movies starts at 6:50.

The Place Beyond The Pines
140 min - Crime | Drama - 20 March 2013 (France)

Ratings: 7.8/10 from 8,785

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Director: Derek Cianfrance

Writers: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, 1 more credit »

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Anthony Pizza, Bradley Cooper, Ray Liotta


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  • Bill

    Not everyone's cup of tea. Noticed some walking out before the conclusion. But a very powerful, intense movie that does it in a different way from most American film. Reminded me of "Rich man, Poor man", the very first and one of the best of TV mini-series utilizing saga to tell a story, with Gosling doing the Nick Nolte sympathetic loser, and Cooper doing the morally conflicted Peter
    Strauss, all compacted into 2 hrs. and 20 minutes. An intelligent and sophisticated movie, with many fine individual performances.
    Grim, but ultimately (thank G-d!) redemptive in the end. Not easy to watch, and a very different movie than the previews might suggest. But again, for me, an outstanding, even great movie!

    April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Bill, excellent commentary. Sorry I had to miss it but think I will follow your recommendation and check it out.

      April 24, 2013

  • lm4983

    The movie was very thought provoking and interesting - although a tad long. It is one of those movies that I will think about for awhile.

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry - can't make it. Dealing w/lawyers in CA and won't get done by 6:30! Sorry . . .

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not feeling up to anything after work due to hospital stay last week

    April 22, 2013

  • Caroline

    I am really a maybe, but switching to no so I don't forget to later.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to the movie and seeing everyone - it has been a long time - this past week I ended up in the hospital - so it will extra nice to get out

    April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      So sorry about that. Hope you are doing OK and it will be good to see you.

      April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Couldn't miss . . .Gosling is my fave! Also Rotton Tomatoes gave the film an 83% so it even has some potential. Look forward to seeing eveyone.

    April 20, 2013

  • Pete


    April 18, 2013

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