Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FREE Film Screening: Brick

Join us for a free screening of "Brick," winner of a Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Films are open to students, faculty and staff of Loyola College and College of Notre Dame.

Thursday, October 30 at 7pm*
Sunday, November 2 at 6pm
LNDL Auditorium (Lower Level)

*On Thursday, enjoy FREE soda and popcorn, courtesy of Loyola's Student Activities office.
Hardboiled '30s detective fiction invades a SoCal high school with moderately tasty results in "Brick." At its core, writer-director Rian Johnson's first feature is a stunt, putting Dashiell Hammett-like tough-guy vernacular into the mouths of contempo teens. But the story, while derivative, isn't half bad, and the picture gains in finesse and confidence to the point where Johnson more or less pulls off his peril-fraught exercise. Distinctive lingo provides a talking point, and youthful cast creates possibilities for some theatrical payoff.

--McCarthy, Todd. "Brick." Variety, February 7, 2005.
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lukas Haas. View a trailer on IMDB.

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