Theater & Theology, Friday October 2

Three Fantastic Options Being Considered for October 2 depending on showtimes and location. Please click on the RSVP button above if you’d like to attend regardless of the film. Or email Jody Andrade directly at jody@pleasanthillpc.org.

Pawn Sacrifice89% Rotten TomatoespawnsacrificelargeIn a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, PAWN SACRIFICE chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.
Rating: PG-13 

Unknown-2A Brilliant Young Mind100% Rotten Tomatoes
This heart-warming and life-affirming story follows the unconventional and hilarious relationship between student and teacher – whose roles are often reversed – and the unfathomable experience of first love – even when you don’t understand what love is.  Rating: Unrated. 

 

 

Unknown-3 99 Homes95% Rotten Tomatoes.  Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, can’t save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity – to join Carver’s crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what’s his. Delicately training his eye on the rigorous details, the reliably astute Ramin Bahrani imbues his characters with icy complexity to achieve his compassionate portrait of a man whose integrity has become ensnared within an all-too-relevant American crisis. With precision and care, Bahrani’s provocative character study applies all the cinematic tools at his disposal to explore the ethical dilemma at the heart of man’s struggle to reach higher – by whatever means necessary.  Rating: R

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