Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 19th at 1:15 pm for Hurt Locker at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Schmitty wearing a Schmitty face 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.
The Hurt Locker is a riveting, suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the militaryÃ¢Â€Â™s unrecognized heroes: the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives doing one of the worldÃ¢Â€Â™s most dangerous jobs. Three members of the ArmyÃ¢Â€Â™s elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and one another as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of BaghdadÃ¢Â€Â”in order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike. Their mission is clearÃ¢Â€Â”protect and saveÃ¢Â€Â”but itÃ¢Â€Â™s anything but easy, as the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero. This thrilling and heart-pounding look at the psychology of bomb technicians and the effects of risk and danger on the human psyche is a fictional tale inspired by real events by journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq. In Iraq, it is soldier vernacular to speak of explosions as sending you to Ã¢Â€Âœthe hurt locker.Ã¢Â€Â Acclaimed director Kathryn Bigelow brings together groundbreaking realistic action and intimate human drama in a landmark film starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty, with cameo appearances by Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly and Guy Pearce.