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"Lincoln" (2012): Abe's momentous, final days

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PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE: WE WILL MEET AT 4:00 at TARTINE FOR DINNER. PARKING, TICKETS, AND LINES ARE CHALLENGING RIGHT NOW. Get your tickets early. We will line up 1 hour before the film - 4:55!

We'll go to the 5:55 PM show. If you'd like to eat before the movie, we'll meet at Cafe la Tartine (http://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-la-tartine-redwood-city) (click for info), across from the theater, starting at 4:00 PM. Note "dinner" in your RSVP, so we can get a head count. Order and pay at the counter. Non-diners, we'll see you in the theater starting around 5:30 PM.

Lincoln (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/) (2012) Starts: 5:55 PM, Ends: ~8:40 PM

Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones
Director: Steven Spielberg
Plot: In 1865, as the American Civil War winds inexorably toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from a recalcitrant Congress before peace arrives and it is too late. Yet the president is torn, as an early peace would save thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over the freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience -- end slavery or end the war.

If you want to chat after the show, we can go for coffee at Tartine or a drink at the Spaghetti Factory afterwards.