Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 6th at 4:15 pm for Flawless at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian wearing clothes, we’re all praying in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
From director Michael Radford (The Merchant of Venice, Il Postino) comes a clever diamond-heist thriller set in swinging 1960s London. Demi Moore plays Laura Quinn, a bright, driven and beautiful executive at the London Diamond Corporation who finds herself frustrated by a glass ceiling after years of faithful employment. Michael Caine is Hobbs, the nighttime janitor at London Diamond who is virtually invisible to the executives that work there, but over the years has amassed a startling amount of knowledge about how the company runs. Hobbs has his own bone to pick with London Diamond. Observing LauraÃ¢Â€Â™s frustration, he convinces her to help him execute an ingenious plan to steal a hefty sum in diamonds. But unbeknownst to Laura, Hobbs plans go even farther than heÃ¢Â€Â™s let on, and together they set in motion a thrilling heist of dizzying proportions, the likes of which London has never seen.
If you’re the adventurous sort, you’re also invited to make this a double header with I’m a Cyborg, But That’s Okay at 2 pm. Cyborg, part of the Korean Film Festival currently underway in DC, is a film by director Park Chan-wook. Best known for the stylized violence of his films Oldboy and Lady Vengeance, Park Chan-wook takes a lighter turn with this whimsical tale of love in a mental institution between a boy who thinks he’s disappearing and a girl who thinks she’s a robot. Park’s genius for color and visual design is evident throughout this poignant, playful romance. The film is free, but tickets are required. Please visit http://www.asia.si.edu/events/index.asp?year=2008&month=4&day=6 for additional information.