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127 HOURS & SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH AT 7:30PM

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th Anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent Films(tm) from around the world produced over the past three decades

127 HOURS
Dir. Danny Boyle
2010, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 94 min.

When headstrong, adventure-seeking Aron Ralston (James Franco) finds himself trapped between a rogue boulder and a canyon wall during a rock-climbing excursion, he must do the unthinkable to free himself and save his life. Based on a true story, Danny Boyle directs with slick dexterity this tense, gripping script by Simon Beaufoy. Nominated for 6 Oscars, including Best Picture, Actor and Adapted Screenplay.




SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
Dir. Danny Boyle
2008, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 120 min.

Shot in pulsing, vividly colorful flashback, Danny Boyle's uplifting story (from a script by Simon Beaufoy) about a teenage boy out of the slums of Mumbai who goes on to win the Indian iteration of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" is joyful, breathless filmmaking. Winner of 8 Oscars, including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Original Song.

**IN PERSON: Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy
-Oscar nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay: 127 HOURS
-Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Composer A.R. Rahman
-Oscar nominee for Best Original Score and Best Original Song: 127 HOURS
-Oscar winner for Best Original Score and Best Original Song: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE





 

Genre:

Drama