Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 23rd at 7:15pm for Slumdog Millionaire at the Coolidge Corner Theatre . Look for Dan wearing a striped shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
“From director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Millions) and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty) comes this darkly funny rags-to-riches story that was a breakout hit at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on Indias Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much?
Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game shows questions. Intrigued by Jamals story, the jaded Police Inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on this game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out ”