$5 Monday Meetup @ Living Room Theaters! QUEEN & COUNTRY (6:30pm)

Grab a drink and let’s go see a movie! Bring friends and some good conversation to discuss the film, its characters, the production and more. The Living Room Theater is the location of our weekly Monday meetup. Most movies they play are independent, foreign, artistic with an occasional blockbuster.

We meet Monday evenings to take advantage of their $5 Merry Monday Movie special. They have weekday showings of all their movies in the 7:00 hour, and those are the showings we’re shooting for. If you see something coming up there that you’d like to recommend as our Living Room movie of the week, message me or post it on the board by Wednesday the previous week

QUEEN & COUNTRY

Queen and County is the hilarious follow-up to John Boorman’s Hope and Glory (1987 nominated for 5 Academy Awards), when 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. Queen and Country picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman’s alter-ego), played by a charming Callum Turner, begins basic training in the early 1950s, during the Korean War. Bill is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley — the brilliant David Thewlis. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the veddy, veddy, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross. A superb ensemble cast limns a wonderfully funny and often moving depiction of a still-recovering postwar England.

Director: John BoormanCountry: UKGenre: DramaYear: 2015Run Time: 01:55:04imdb Score: 6.7/10 (186 votes)Language: EnglishRating: Not RatedCast: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt”The story is minimal, just a series of events in the life of a young man and his circle, but every scene is rendered with such authenticity that it’s riveting, almost like it’s a privilege to be stepping back in time.”

Mick LaSalle – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“In an industry afflicted by sequelitis, it has taken John Boorman almost three decades to make the sequel to his much-cherished “Hope and Glory,” but 

Queen and Country

 turns out to be well worth the wait.”

Joe Morgenstern – WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Boorman retains the sense of melancholy and, ultimately, optimism from the first film. That, coupled with excellent portrayals of what could have been stock war-movie characters, makes Queen and Country a worthy follow-up to a classic.”

Bill Goodykoontz – ARIZONA REPUBLIC

FESTIVALS

Film by the Sea Film Festival 2014

Cannes Film Festival 2014

Beirut Int’l Film Festival 2014

Vancouver Int’l Film Festival 2014

Busan Int’l Film Festival 2014

New York Film Festival 2014

Dinard Festival of British Cinema 2014

London Film Festival 2014

Panorama of European Cinema 2014

Canberra Int’l Film Festival 2014

Cork Int’l Film Festival 2014

Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2014

Sarlat Film Festival 2014

Arras Film Festival 2014

Ljubljana Int’l Film Festival 2014

Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival 2015

Belgrade Film Festival 2015

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SHOWS DO SELL OUT!!!  Living Room Theater has small rooms with assigned seats.  It is in your best interest to buy your tickets ahead of time at the Living Room Theater website.  There is a $1 surcharge to buy tickets online.  http://pdx.livingroomtheaters.com/index.cfm



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