UIP Thailand and Apex cinemas are to hold a special film screening at the soon-to-close Scala Theatre from January 23 to 26 of films nominated for awards.
The schedule is as follows.
>> January 23 “The Post” (in cinemas on January 25)
>> January 24 “Downsizing” (in cinemas on February 1)
>> January 25 “Phantom Thread” (in cinemas on February 22)
>> January 26 “Lady Bird” (in cinemas on February 15)
Screening time is 8pm.
Steven Spielberg’s film “The Post” is based on true events. “The Post” documents a time when The Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) and her driven editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) worked to expose the government's true reason for involving itself in the Vietnam War, which was explained via the controversial Pentagon Papers.
Their work highlights that journalists are often at odds with some of the highest officials in government, especially when it's learned that four US presidential administrations (Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson) misled the American public over why the US was really in Vietnam.
Starring Matt Demon and directed by Alexander Payne, the film “Downsizing” is centred on Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig), who decide to abandon their old lives and shrink themselves to five inches by using a technology created by Norwegian scientists in an effort to combat global over-population. The permanent procedure also provides the bonus of a more economical lifestyle, since smaller things cost less. Unfortunately for Paul, downsizing comes with a new list of complications, including Audrey backing out at the last minute.
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film “Phantom Thread” depicts Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), a famous dressmaker living in 1950s London. He has his life nailed down to a science and is very meticulous with his day-to-day routine, but all this is thrown into the air when he encounters a fiery young woman named Alma (Vicky Krieps). Alma is stubborn, headstrong and very different from anything Reynolds is used to. She manages to throw his life into interesting disarray when she becomes his muse and eventually his lover.
“Lady Bird”, which just won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical, tells the story of high-school senior Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) – also known by the nickname she chose for herself, Lady Bird. Desperate to get out of California, she can't wait to move to the East Coast, where she dreams of big city life and Ivy League universities.
However, because her grades are nothing spectacular and she has no connections, Lady Bird decides she needs to add extracurricular activities to make her college applications stand out. Meanwhile, her mother struggles to understand her self-centred daughter’s aspirations and desire to move far away, and already has her hands full supporting the family by working double shifts as a nurse.
Only 500 seats are available for each show and tickets can now be purchased from the cinema’s ticket box office at Bt140 and Bt160.
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