SFS core screening at GV Marina: The Pursuit Of Happyness / Primeval (members only)
||Cinema 1: The Pursuit Of Happyness - PG (117 minutes)
Cinema 2: Primeval - PG (Some violence) (95 minutes)
||21 March 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 PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS - PG (Consumer advice: Nil)
Will Smith's performance in this uniquely heartwarming film earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Struggling to make ends meet by selling niche medical equipment to doctors, he shares a deep and strong bond with his little boy (played by Will's real-life son, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) whereas his wife (Thandie Newton) buckles under the pressure of financial strain and leaves him. Through sheer perseverance, he gains entry to a top financial institution as a trainee, and overcomes enormous obstacles to ensure the survival and well-being of his son and himself. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS does not rely on clichés or melodrama, just fine, natural acting, buoyed by a fine script and skilful direction.
Cinema 2 - PRIMEVAL - PG (Consumer advice: Some violence)
(NOTE: We will be screening the edited theatrical release version. The original version has been passed NC16 clean - consumer advice: Some gore and violence.)
Set against the backdrop of civil war in Africa, PRIMEVAL is the story of a giant killer crocodile - the target of a reluctant TV reporter and an idiosyncratic hunter with multiple agendas. Compared in some critics' circles against DINOCROC (which featured DNA splicing experiments in a top-secret laboratory conveniently located next to a lake resort during the high tourist season), PRIMEVAL has above-average CGI and a believable storyline, even if the formula is extremely familiar from a long tradition of creature features. A parallel thematic thread runs through the movie, making a point about war and genocide.
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