Remember hanging on the TV, anxiously awaiting the rescue of those Chilean miners back in 2010? Man, I was riveted. And their successful rescue (5-year-old spoiler alert) was a feel-good story that was tailor-made for the ol’ docudrama treatment. So…The 33! Y’all know this will be Awards Season Onslaught fodder. Y’all know you wanna see this. Synopsis!
In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the collapse of a gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked tirelessly in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people they had never even met, waited anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, provisions—and time—were quickly running out. A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, exploring the private lives and psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of those who refused to give up. Based on the gripping, real-life survival story—and filmed with the cooperation of the real-life miners, their families and their rescuers—“The 33” shows the never-before-seen personal journeys and miraculous events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a global phenomenon.
The cast is amazing — Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Gabriel Byrne, to name a few — and the trailer is excellent. One minute into the trailer, Great Big World’s “Say Something” wrecks me each time I watch it. WRECKS ME. So, passes anyone? Right this way…
What: ADMIT TWO passes for the Baltimore area screening of The 33!
When: Monday, November 9
Where: Cinemark Egyptian
Why: Because everyone needs a happy cry movie.
How: Clicky! http://www.wbtickets.com/33ATOMIC
REMEMBER: seating for screenings are first come, first served and not guaranteed. So get there early to get yourself a seat.
Good luck, everyone!