SFS AGM Showcase @ GV Suntec: BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK (M18)
19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions. Directed by Ang Lee.
12 November 2016 (Saturday), 1:00pm
Golden Village Suntec City 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-373 Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983 (East Atrium, next to Tower 4, Level 3)
Admission for SFS members with valid Individual Membership or Reel Card. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel Card. Non-members may sign up online or at our booth. No tickets will be sold. Our booth will open 30 mins before the screening time at the venue.
NOTE: The 2016 AGM will be conducted by SFS Chairman Mr. Kenneth Tan before the screening from 1pm.
2016 | UK/USA | Drama/War | 110 mins | In English | M18 (Sexual Scene & Coarse Language)
Two-time Academy Award winner Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk', based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel.
The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad - contrasting the realities of the war with America's perceptions.
Lee used new technology, shooting at an ultra-high frame rate for the first time in film history, to create an immersive digital experience helping him dramatize war in a way never seen before.