Join the Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Chapter for the series of Academy Awards nominated movies to begin on February 12 and continuing until February 21.
The venue for the screenings will be the International Frieldship Club in Downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Boyhood - Thursday, February 12, 7:00 pm & Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 pm - Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting.
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Friday, February 13, 7:00 pm & Thursday, February 19, 7:00 pm - GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Birdman - Saturday, February 14, 1:00 pm & Sunday, February 15, 7:00 pm - Riggan Thomas, once known quite well to movie theater goers as an iconic super hero called "The Birdman" had recently turned down a fourth installment of the franchise. Now washed up, he attempts to reinvent himself as a director by staging a new adaptation of a Raymond Carver short story called "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love". The events leading up to the Saturday night premiere prove to be one disaster after another as the original lead actor is injured while on set and Riggan scrambles to find a replacement, but the replacement proves to be exactly who he needs - a method actor who takes the job way too seriously. But Riggan has a hard time juggling between the set, his replacement actor, his equally washed up daughter, and a host of other disasters that prevent a proper staging of the play. Meanwhile, a New York Times critic who Riggan has to woo threatens to shut down production of the play before it even starts with a scathing review of the opening night performance...
Still Alice - Saturday, February 14, 4:00 pm & Tuesday, February 17, 7:00 pm - Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Selma - Sunday, February 15, 4:00 pm & Saturday, February 21, 4:00 pm - The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's "Selma" tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.
Whiplash - Friday, February 20, 7 pm & Saturday, February 21, 7:00 pm - A young and talented drummer attending a prestigious music academy finds himself under the wing of the most respected professor at the school, one who does not hold back on abuse towards his students. The two form an odd relationship as the student tries to achieve greatness, and the professor tries to stop him.
Tickets are available at the International Friendship Club Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. IFC is located above the HSBC bank just north of the Rio Cuale in El Centro, Puerto Vallarta, where the streets Insurgentes, Libertad, and Miramar all come together at the curve. Come up the stairs, and the Clubhouse will be on your right.
Tickets are available for a donation of 75 pesos in advance and 100 pesos at the door. Doors open 1 hour before each show. Refreshments are available. SEATING IS LIMITED. It is strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance.
For further information, you can contact Tobe Jensen or David Kamp.
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