Salute to Director Danny Boyle and SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Guest: Director Danny Boyle


7:00PM: Cinema Chat with Andy (Auditorium 9 Only)

7:10PM: Introduction, Auditorium 9

7:10PM: Introduction, Auditorium 11


SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, Auditoriums 9 & 11

Discussion will follow screening in Auditorium 9

AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres

Special Sunday Night at the Movies!



Danny Boyle's career has been marked by the remarkable variety of themes, locations and genres he has tackled and his extraordinary eye for discovering talent. After several provocative made-for-BBC films, his first theatrical feature, the riveting dark-comedy thriller SHALLOW GRAVE, introduced Ewan McGregor and won the BAFTA award for best British film. TRAINSPOTTING, an inventive adaptation of Irvine Welsh's gritty, scabrous novel about heroin addicts on the street of Glasgow, established Boyle as a major talent worldwide. In addition to making McGregor a movie star, the film introduced audiences to future stars Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Kelly McDonald. Boyle's low-budget zombie update 28 DAYS LATER featured two extraordinary actors, Cillian Murphy and Naomi Harris, and some of most innovative use of digital video yet. His space opera SUNSHINE, island thriller THE BEACH and offbeat family film MILLIONS further demonstrated his range.

The Cinema Society of San Diego is honored to welcome Mr. Boyle for this special "Sunday Night at the Movies" presentation, and will join us following the showing of his latest work, the Audience Favorite Award Winner from this year's prestigious Toronto Film Festival--SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE:

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 India's "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 show's questions.

Intrigued by Jamal's 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...

Masterfully directed by Danny Boyle, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE stars Mia Drake, Imran Hasnee, Ani Kapoor and irfan Kahn. A Fox Searchlight Release, it opens commercially in San Diego on November 21st.

Rated: R

Running Time: 120 Minutes

PLEASE NOTE: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is in English and Hindi with English Subtitles

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: For this special "Sunday Night at the Movies", we will be in 2 different auditoriums at the AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres. Auditorium #9 will serve as the "discussion auditorium" following the screening, while Auditorium #11 will be the "non discussion" auditorium.

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