SFS core screening at GV Marina: The Illusionist / Bobby (members only)
||Cinema 1: The Illusionist - PG (110 minutes)
Cinema 2: Bobby - NC16: Drug references (120 minutes)
||7 February 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.
Cinema 1 - The Illusionist - PG (Consumer advice: Nil)
Running time 110 minutes
A supernatural mystery that combines romance, politics and magic, THE ILLUSIONIST is the latest film from the producers of the Oscar- winning CRASH and SIDEWAYS. Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti play two men pitted against each other in a battle of wits. Norton plays a mysterious stage magician, Eisenheim, who bends nature's laws to his will in front of awestruck crowds. Giamatti co-stars as Vienna's shrewd Chief Inspector Uhl, a man committed to uphold the law and for whom magic holds no place in his ordered world. Jessica Biel shares the screen as the beautiful and enigmatic Sophie von Teschen, who finds her future inexorably altered when she encounters Eisenheim, who comes dangerously close to unlocking the dark secret of the monarchy that she holds. Directed by Neil Burger.
- Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Cinematography
- Broadcast Critics Awards: Best Composer
- San Diego Critics Awards: Best Cinematography
Cinema 2 - Bobby - NC16 (Consumer advice: Drug references)
Running time 120 minutes
A re-telling of the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968. The film follows 22 individuals who are all at the hotel for different purposes but share the common thread of anticipating Kennedy's arrival at the primary election night party, which would change their lives forever. This historic night is set against the backdrop of the cultural issues gripping the country at the time, including racism, sexual inequality and class differences. With an all-star cast: Laurence Fishburne, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood. Directed by Emilio Estevez.
- Venice Film Festival: Biografilm Award (also in Golden Lion competition)
- Phoenix Critics Awards: Breakout Performance of the Year - Behind the Camera (director Estevez)
- Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Drama & Best Original Song