War Machine

2017 | USA | R | 122 min.

Showings

Central High School Auditorium Fri, Jul 28, 2017 12:00 PM
Old Town Playhouse Sat, Jul 29, 2017 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Fiction
Release Year:2017
Runtime:122 min.
Rating:R
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Pashto
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:David Michôd
Produced by:Ian Bryce
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Brad Pitt
Screenwriter:David Michôd
Cinematography:Dariusz Wolski
Editing By:Peter Sciberras
Cast:Brad Pitt
Anthony Hayes
John Magaro
Anthony Michael Hall
Greg Pulver

Description

In this blacker than black comedy, Brad Pitt is almost unrecognizable as General Glen McMahon, a bumbling, clean cut, megalomaniac Four-Star General tasked with turning things around in Afghanistan. And he really is in it to win it. He believes he can find the insurgents, build the roads and schools, and bring home a W for the good old US of A. In this dogged pursuit, he will not be curtailed—not by a lack of equipment, not by a lack of plans, not even by a lack of US involvement, a tale he will tell to anyone who’s forced to listen. Inspired by a now infamous Rolling Stone profile that led to General Stanley McChrystal’s fall from power, this swaggering satire dances between sardonic wit and penetrating realism—think Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove” meets David O. Russell’s “Three Kings.” Also starring Sir Ben Kingsley, Topher Grace, Griffin Dunne, Alan Ruck, and Meg Tilly, in “War Machine,” director David Michôd proves that war is not only hell, it’s downright absurd.

PRE-SHOW MUSIC BY
Da Sista Hood (Fri)
Brotha James (Sat)

SPONSORED BY
Barbara Timmer & Catherine Benkaim (Fri)
Lee & Donna Hornberger (Sat)

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