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Snowpiercer

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Area Premiere July 4–13!

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설국열차 (2013) Dir Bong Joon-ho, w/ Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt and Ed Harris [126 min; DCP; in English, Korean, Japanese and French w/English subtitles]

It’s been 17 years since we froze the earth. The few remaining humans live on the Snowpiercer, a train on an infinite loop around the globe. For those at the front, it’s a lavish paradise of drugs and sushi in the lap of luxury; for those trapped in the tail section, life is short and cruel.

But change is in the air. Curtis (Chris Evans), desperate to escape the tail of the train, plans an uprising, aided by his mentor Gilliam (John Hurt). What begins as an isolated riot explodes into a mass revolution, an all-or-nothing push to the front of the train, and a war for humanity’s future. Who will live and who will die? How far can they go? Is there hope beyond the frozen wastes?

On July 4th, fight your way to the front.

Reviews:

“If Hieronymus Bosch were alive and making movies, his name might be Bong Joon-ho, and ‘Snowpiercer’ might be his ‘Last Judgment.'” –Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“‘Snowpiercer’ barrels along at 1000 mph!” –James Verniere, Boston Herald

★★★★★ “A stunning, visionary example of dystopian science fiction cinema at its very best.” –CineVue

“Politically provocative and visually spectacular… the best action film of 2014, and probably the best film, period.” –Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“A visionary, thrilling work.” –Playlist

“Snowpiercer has been brought to the screen with the kind of solid narrative craftsmanship, carefully drawn characters and — above all — respect for the audience’s intelligence rarely encountered in high-concept genre cinema.” –Variety

“Planetary destruction and human extinction happen a half-dozen times every summer. It’s rarely this refreshing.” –A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Snowpiercer sucks you into its strange, brave new world so completely, it leaves you with the all-too-rare sensation that you’ve just witnessed something you’ve never seen before…and need to see again.” –Entertainment Weekly

Related:
“Harvey Weinstein and the saga of ‘Snowpiercer’” –Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“Then there’s that thing we call mise-en-scene… so before the fight even begins, Bong is shooting Evans from the back, shrouding his whole body in black, which is the exact color his oppressors are dressed in. They’re one and the same.” Jake Mulligan analyzes a scene from Snowpiercer for Brattle Film Notes

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Snowpiercer Boston premiere plays July 4–13 at these showtimes. Now playing in Boston, see Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer at Brattle Theatre, located in Harvard Square, Cambridge. The Brattle Theatre is Boston’s unofficial movie school, showing great movies like Snowpiercer and Jaws.

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