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Sunday Movie: 1:00pm October 7 at the BCP Theater: Annihilation (USA - 2018)


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We don't charge admission, but we do ask for donations to support BCP and the Film Club program.  $2-3 per person is suggested, but any level of donation is appreciated.  

The Clubhouse Cafe in the BCP Hex Room will be open.  Food and drink are available for purchase, and you can eat in the Clubhouse before or after the movie - or bring food and drinks into the theater.  But please clean up after yourselves so we don't have to hire a janitor. 

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  October Films: 
  • October 14 - No Movie because of the Health Fair at Feria with parking at BCP
  • October 21 - The Last Movie Star (USA - 2017)
  • October 28 -Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (USA - 2018)
Sunday, October 7 @ 1:00pm - Annihilation (USA - 2018)  1hr. 55 min.
English language film with English subtitles

Ratings:  RogerEbert.com-3.5/4,  IMDB - 6.9/10,  Rotten Tomatoes - 87%     (Rated R)  

Although I don't show many Sci-Fi movies to our audiences here at BCP, Annihilation is special - and not a typical space travel or futuristic film.  It appears near the top of most lists of the best movies so far in 2018.  It's a very good combination of action, imagination, and an excellent exploration of personal relationships and interactions.    

From Esquire - #2 of "The Best Movies of 2018 (So Far)": 
Annihilation is the best sci-fi film in years, a mind-blowing trip into an inscrutable heart of darkness that marks writer-director Alex Garland as one of the genre’s true greats. Desperate to understand what happened to her soldier husband (Oscar Issac) on his last mission, a biologist (Natalie Portman) ventures alongside four comrades (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny) into a mysterious, and rapidly growing, hot zone known as the “Shimmer.”

What follows is an unsettling and finally hallucinatory tale of destruction and transformation, division and replication—dynamics that Garland posits as the fundamental building blocks of every aspect of existence, and which fully come to the fore during a climax of such surreal birth-death insanity that it has to be seen to be believed.

Apropos for a story about nature’s endless cycles of synthesis and mutation, it combines elements of numerous predecessors (Apocalypse Now, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stalker, The Thing) to create something wholly, frighteningly unique. 

From Vox - #2 of "The 15 best movies of 2018 so far": 
What makes it great: Annihilation is a stunning follow-up to Ex Machina for director Alex Garland, who tells a story of a team of female scientists venturing into an unexplainable phenomenon known only as “the Shimmer.” But it’s about a lot more than that, too — love, loss, desire, and self-destruction — and as the film draws on imagery borrowed from Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, it circles the suggestion that what we all want most is to lose ourselves completely. We crave our own obliteration.
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