Good movies are on the horizon, and so there’s much to be thankful for this Friday before Thanksgiving. From action-thrillers to environmental docs, there’s a trailer to suit every taste this weekend. Here’s the buzz on two of them:
From writer/director Damien Lee (Sacrifice, King of Sorrow) comes A Dark Truth. This action packed tale of dangerous politics stars Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Twelve, City Island) as an ex-CIA agent, turned CNN-type talk show host, turned detective. When a woman comes to him with inside information on her company’s cover-up of a massacre in a South American village, Garcia’s character is hired to expose the mess.
A story about the unlikeliest of people working together, the ugliness of politics and most of all, redemption, A Dark Truth also stars Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) and Deborah Kara Unger (The Game). A co-production between Rollercoaster Entertainment and Vortex Words and Pictures, the film will be available on Magnolia On Demand on November 29, and have its theatrical release early next year on January 4, 2013. Catch the trailer right here, right now.
Can’t get enough politics? Watch the trailer for Chasing Ice, the new documentary from producers of The Cove (2009), dealing with that slipperiest of subject matter – global warming.
Shot in Iceland, Photographer James Balog traveled on assignment for National Geographic to collect photographs of the changing climate, capturing surface changes and environmental details. What he found was an opportunity to mount a much larger project – what he calls “The Extreme Ice Survey” – using time lapse cameras to gather as much concrete evidence as possible about what was really happening to the landscape of the Arctic. An admitted sceptic himself, even Balog finds the evidence too strong to deny the idea of global warming. What follows is a film about the world quickly disappearing around us, one piece of ice at a time.
Directed by Jeff Orlowski and Produced by Paula DuPre Pesman and Jerry Aronson, Chasing Ice is seeing its theatrical premiere in several cities across the country (for a full schedule, visit the film’s website). Tonight, see it in Cambridge, Massachusetts in Kendall Square, or if you’re here in Chicago, attend the event at the Music Box at 7:20 pm. After this evening’s screening (as well as one Saturday night), Pesman and Orlowski will be on hand to conduct a Q & A with audience members.
In Chicago all day? Work in the Loop? Word on the street is that free tickets to the showing at the Music Box can be found at the North Face Store in the Hancock building. Not sure what’s left, but get there before they’re gone, then watch the Chasing Ice trailer from the warmth of your desk chair.