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SFS core screening at GV Marina: Fool's Gold / The Screen at Kamchanod (members only)

What Cinema 1: Fool's Gold (PG/Some Sexual References) (112 minutes)
Cinema 2: The Screen at Kamchanod (PG/Horror) (96 minutes)
When 5 March 2008 (Wednesday), 9 pm
Where Golden Village Marina
Marina Square Shopping Mall
5A Raffles Avenue #03/04-01
Marina Leisureplex
Singapore 039801
Admission

Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.

 

Cinema 1: Fool's Gold
(PG/Some Sexual References)
112 minutes
Edited version passed without cut(s)

Ben Finn Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey) is an affable, modern-day treasure hunter who is obsessed with finding the legendary 18th century Queens Dowry -- 40 chests of priceless treasure that was lost at sea in 1715.

In his quest, Finn has sunk everything he has, including his marriage to Tess Finnegan (Kate Hudson). Just as Tess has begun to rebuild her life, working aboard a mega-yacht owned by billionaire Nigel Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland), Finn discovers a vital clue to the treasure's whereabouts.

Much to Tess's consternation, Finn maneuvers himself aboard Nigels yacht and, using his roguish charm, convinces the tycoon and his celebutante daughter, Gemma (Alexis Dziena), to join him in the pursuit of the Spanish treasure.

But they are not the only ones after the prize. Finn's one-time mentor, Moe Fitch (Ray Winstone), and a ruthless local gangster (Kevin Hart) are intent on beating Finn to the prize. Let the treasure hunt begin!



Cinema 2: The Screen at Kamchanod
(PG/Horror)
96 minutes
Edited version passed without cut(s)

A supernatural horror story that takes based on an actual news report of an unusual outdoor cinema experience in the far-flung village in Northeastern Thailand. What seems like a routine film screening turns out to be one of the strangest mysteries.

Is it possible that those who hired the film projectionists to screen movies at Kamchanod forest in 1989 were not humans but a community of ghosts and ghouls?

By director Songsak Mongkolthong, "The Screen at Kamchanod" takes its inspiration from the news article and puts its present-day characters into a dark pursuit of the truth behind that mysterious incident that took place 18 years ago.

Situated in Wang Tong village, Kamchanod is an enclosed forest situated amid the barren paddy fields in Northeastern Thailand. Guarded by small waterways, it is a sacred forest revered by both Thai and Lao villagers who believe that it houses an entrance to the underground kingdom of Naga, the mythical creature that resides along the Mekong River. It is also a strange botanical domain with thick, towering kamchanod trees sprung up from the empty landscape.

For 18 years, the notorious scandal involved a band of film projectionists and their spine-tingling encounter with the ghostly audience of Kamchanod.