Grab a drink and let's go see a movie! Bring friends and some good conversation to discuss the film, its characters, the production and more. The Living Room Theater is the location of our weekly Monday meetup. Most movies they play are independent, foreign, artistic with an occasional blockbuster.
We meet Monday evenings to take advantage of their $5 Merry Monday Movie special. They have weekday showings of all their movies in the 7:00 hour, and those are the showings we're shooting for. If you see something coming up there that you'd like to recommend as our Living Room movie of the week, message me or post it on the board by Wednesday the previous week!
See you at the movies!
THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST
We begin in 2011 in Lahore. At an outdoor café a Pakistani man named Changez (Riz Ahmed) tells Bobby (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a smart and gorgeous artist girlfriend, Erica (Kate Hudson). But when the Twin Towers are attacked, a cultural divide slowly begins to crack open between Changez and Erica. Changez’s dream soon begins to slip into nightmare: profiled, wrongfully arrested, strip-searched and interrogated, he is transformed from a well-educated, upwardly mobile businessman to a scapegoat and perceived enemy. With time, he begins to hear the call of his own homeland. Taking us through the culturally rich and beguiling worlds of New York, Lahore and Istanbul, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a story about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death.
Director: Mira Nair Country: USA | UK | Qatar Genre: Thriller Year: 2013 Run Time: 2:08:00 imdb Score: 6.0/10 (456 votes) Language: English Rating: R Cast: Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland "An emotionally vibrant story of the scourge of terrorism, the nightmare of fundamentalism, the dangers of zealots of all types, and terrible results of xenophobia."
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE
"The film does an admirable job of transplanting the novel's thoughtful concerns into a fast-moving suspense context. "
Kenneth Duran - LOS ANGELES TIMES
"The tense dialogue between East and Post post-9/11 is turned into a tense, often gripping duet between a young Muslim professor and American reporter."
Deborah Young - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"This is a character study, and Nair has found some superb actors to fill it. "
Richard Corliss - TIME
Mill Valley Film Festival 2012
Audience Award - Mira Nair
Venice Film Festival 2012
Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2012
Göteborg Int'l Film Festival 2013
CAAMFest USA 2013
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