Thursday, November 17, 2011

Film Screenings for the month of November 2011

Venue: Bangalore Film Society Office, No. 33/1-9, Thygraja Layout, Jaibharath Nagar, M.S. Nagar P.O, Bangalore 560 033. Land mark: Jaibharath Nagar Petrol Bunk:

Telephone: 9886060096

  1. Friday 25th Nov. at 6.30 pm.

Thank You for Smoking (2005)



Runtime: 92 min

Ratings: 7.8/10 from 84,214 users

Director: Jason Reitman

Writers: Jason Reitman (screenplay), Christopher Buckley (novel)

Stars:Aaron Eckhart, Cameron Bright and Maria Bello


Tobacco industry lobbyist Nick Naylor has a seemingly impossible task: promoting cigarette smoking in a time when the health hazards of the activity have become too plain to ignore. Nick, however, revels in his job, using argument and twisted logic to place, as often as not, his clients in the positions of either altruistic do-gooders or victims. Nick's son Joey needs to understand and respect his dad's philosophy, and Nick works hard to respond to that need without compromising his lack of values. Wheembern a beautiful news reporter betrays Nick's sexually-achieved trust, his world seems in danger of collapsing. But there's always one more coffin nail in Nick's pack.

  1. The Sting (1973) Won 7 Oscars/ 26th Saturday 6.15pm due to the length of the film

Director: George Roy Hill

Writer: David S. Ward

Stars:Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Robert Shaw



Runtime:129 min

Ratings: 8.4/10 from 80,520 users


When a mutual friend is killed by a mob boss, two con men, one experienced and one young try to get even by pulling off the big con on the mob boss. The story unfolds with several twists and last minute alterations.

3. Charlie Wilson's War (2007) Nov. 27th Sunday at 6.30pm

Director: Mike Nichols

Writers: Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), George Crile (book)

Stars:Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman

Run time: 102 min

Ratings: 7.2/10 from 50,957 users


In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas who seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight the people are suffering in the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of the maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support to defeat the Soviet Union. However, Charlie Wilson eventually learns that while military victory can be had, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow.


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