SFS core screening at GV Marina: Fast Food Nation / School For Scoundrels (members only)
||Cinema 1: Fast Food Nation - M18 - sexual scenes (116 minutes)
Cinema 2: School For Scoundrels - PG (100 minutes)
||17 January 2007 (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. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.
Fast Food Nation - M18 (consumer advice: sexual scenes)
Directed by Richard Linklator, FAST FOOD NATION touches on the lives of various individuals who interact with the fast food system at different stages of the chain. Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear) is the marketing expert at Mickey's fast food restaurant. When traces of fecal matter appear in burger meat, he travels to Cody, Colorado to investigate the meat packing plant. Conditions there are not good, as a group of illegal immigrants from Mexico learns. Sylvia (MARIA OF THE GRACE's Catalina Sandino Moreno), Raul, and Coco arrive in Cody to work in the plant, but find circumstances to be less-than-ideal. Meanwhile, in a local Mickey's joint, server Amber (Ashley Johnson) is having a crisis of conscience about whether to continue doing her job or quit and join a local group of eco-terrorists who want to strike a blow for the freedom of penned-up cattle. Cameo appearances: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Bruce Willis.
School For Scoundrels - PG
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE's Jon Heder plays Roger, a beleaguered New York City meter maid who is plagued by anxiety and low self-esteem. In order to overcome his feelings of inadequacy, Roger enrolls in a top- secret confidence-building class taught by the suavely underhanded Dr. P (Billy Bob Thornton). Aided by his assistant, Lesher (Michael Clarke Duncan), Dr. P uses unorthodox, often dangerous methods, but he guarantees results: Employ his techniques and you will unleash your inner lion. Surrounded by a band of misfit classmates, Roger's confidence grows and he makes his way to the head of the class, even finding the courage to ask out his longtime crush, Amanda (Jacinda Barrett). But Roger quickly discovers that star students have a way of catapulting Dr. P's competitive side into high gear. Soon enough, the teacher sets out to infiltrate and destroy Roger's personal and professional life.