FOXCATCHER (M18) - Public Sessions with Members Discount
The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances. Won Best Director at Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Original Screenplay.
4 April 2015 (Saturday) - 5 April 2015 (Sunday), 4 April (7:00pm) & 5 April (4:10pm)
Filmgarde Bugis+ Level 5, Bugis+
201 Victoria Street
$12.50 (public) / $10 (SFS members)
SFS members can enjoy a discounted rate of $10 per ticket upon presentation of a valid SFS Membership or Reel card at the Filmgarde Bugis+ box office.
This is our first partnership with Filmgarde, and we are delighted to bring in "Foxcatcher" for two public ticketed sessions on 4 & 5 April, at 7:00pm and 4:10pm respectively. SFS held its premiere on 18 March in a members-only screening.
Dir. Bennett Miller
2014 | USA | Biography/Drama/Sport | In English | 129min | M18 (Some Drug Use)
Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller
Synopsis: Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself.
With his vast financial resources and state-of-the-art training facility at Foxcatcher Farm, du Pont appoints himself head coach of the team, eager to win the respect of his peers and the approval of his condemning mother (Vanessa Redgrave).
The dynamic between Schultz and du Pont deepens as Mark embraces his benefactor as a father figure. But du Pont's mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark's shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat. When du Pont's favoritism shifts to brother Dave — who possesses the authority and confidence both he and Mark lack — the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.
From Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller ("Capote", "Moneyball") comes a searing true-life account of three men grappling for very different versions of the American Dream.