Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Dec 28th at 6:30 pm for Gran Torino at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Brian wearing an Avenue Q t-shirt 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.
Walt Kowalski (Eastwood), a Korean War veteran, becomes increasingly unhappy at the influx of Hmong people to his neighborhood. After he catches Thao (Vang), a teenage Hmong neighbor, attempting to steal his 1972 Gran Torino as part of a gang initiation, the boy is forced by his tradition-oriented family to work for Kowalski in penance. Estranged from his children and grandchildren, and having just lost his wife, Kowalski gradually becomes friendly with Thao and his family, learning about Hmong culture. He attempts to protect Thao and his sister Sue (Her) from the gang