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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Today's SIFF Picks

Posted by on Thu, May 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Grand Central

You know all those 1970s dramas that focused on a subculture in such a detail-obsessed, journalistic way that they felt almost like journalism with a patina of fiction slathered on top? Turns out they didn’t disappear, they just moved to France. Grand Central follows a thoroughly unlikable protagonist named Gary who gets a job working at a nuclear power plant. Gary is a drifter who gets swept up into a romantic triangle, and he also risks public safety in order to pick up more shifts at the plant. The drama is fairly rote, but some of the power plant scenes are harrowing and unforgettable. (PAUL CONSTANT)

Grand Central plays today at the Harvard Exit at 7 pm.

Check out the rest of our recommended SIFF films for today right here and our entire film calendar right here.


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A trailer in French with German subtitles. That really helps get a good sense of this movie.
Posted by CrankyBacon on May 22, 2014 at 11:11 AM · Report this
Okay, now we have an excerpt with English subtitles. If you find a trailer with Eng subs, link it in the comments.
Posted by Krishanu Ray on May 22, 2014 at 11:38 AM · Report this
theophrastus 3
waaay-off-topic here: why suddenly are there these double-click postings, like the next one down "Celebrate Sriracha™ and Baseball", which don't permit any comment? are these the new form of the intercalated sneaky advertisements?
Posted by theophrastus on May 22, 2014 at 12:19 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
Definite for Grand Central

Others: Living is Easy with Eyes Closed, Lucky Them (if in Renton), and the popular ShortsFest a Opening Night

I'll be doing my midterm
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 22, 2014 at 12:54 PM · Report this
raindrop 5
Dear SIFF, hire a new web designer.
Posted by raindrop on May 22, 2014 at 3:09 PM · Report this
@5: Holy shit, no kidding.
Posted by d.p. on May 22, 2014 at 4:42 PM · Report this

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