SFS core screening at GV Marina: 1911 / I Don't Know How She Does It
||Cinema 1: 1911
Cinema 2: I Don't Know How She Does It
||5 October 2011 (Wednesday), 9 pm
||Golden Village Marina
Marina Square Shopping Mall
5A Raffles Avenue #03/04-01
Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card. 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 - 1911 (PG13/121 minutes)
Jackie Chan\'s 100th movie, 1911 is a historical epic based on the 1911 Chinese Revolution, which ended the last feudal dynasty of China.
Huang Xin (Jackie Chan) and Sun Yat Sen (Winston Chao) are leaders of the revolution fighting for better living conditions for the people. They gather to go against the deteriorated Qing Dynasty. During the uprisings against the royal troops, a huge number of revolutionists are sacrificed.
The Empress appoints Yuan Shi Kai and his soldiers to retaliate. Huang then commands the defended troop, resisting for one month before succeeding. Sun is appointed the temporary President who relinquishes his position to Yuan as Yuan managed to convince the Qing Royal to surrender.
This spelled the end of 268 years under the reign of the Qing Dynasty and 2000 years of monarchy. The Republic was founded.
Cinema 2 - I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (M18/89 minutes)
Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn, and Christina Hendricks star in I Don\'t Know How She Does It, a comedy from director Douglas McGrath (Emma, Infamous) and producer Donna Gigliotti (The Reader, Let Me In).
Based on the critically acclaimed bestseller by Allison Pearson, I Don\'t Know How She Does It follows a Boston-based working mother trying desperately to juggle marriage, children, and a high-stress job. Kate Reddy (Parker) devotes her days to her job with a Boston-based financial management firm. At night she goes home to her adoring, recently-downsized architect husband Richard (Kinnear) and their two young children. It\'s a non-stop balancing act, the same one that Kate\'s acerbic best friend and fellow working mother Allison (Christina Hendricks) performs on a daily basis, and that Kate\'s super-brainy, child-phobic young junior associate Momo (Olivia Munn) fully intends to avoid. When Kate gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, Richard also wins the new job he\'s been hoping for--and both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate\'s charming new business associate Jack Abelhammer (Brosnan), who begins to prove an unexpected source of temptation.