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SFS core screening at GV Marina: The Pursuit Of Happyness / Primeval (members only)

What Cinema 1: The Pursuit Of Happyness - PG (117 minutes)
Cinema 2: Primeval - PG (Some violence) (95 minutes)
When 21 March 2007 (Wednesday), 9 pm
Where Golden Village Marina
Marina Square Shopping Mall
5A Raffles Avenue #03/04-01
Marina Leisureplex
Singapore 039801
Admission

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)
(117 minutes)

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)
(95 minutes)
(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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