LSC Event Descriptions

April 7 & 9, 2006

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Rated R
126 minutes

Syriana (2005)
April 7, 2006 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100 and
April 9, 2006 at 7:00pm in 26-100.

FREE admission for prefrosh!

Stephen Gaghan, who won an Oscar for Best Screenplay for Traffic, makes his directorial debut with Syriana, an espionage thriller set in the Middle East. George Clooney stars as Bob Barnes, a longtime CIA agent preparing to slow down his life and spend more time with his teenage son (Max Minghella). But his last secret mission, getting rid of Prince Nasir (Alexander Siddig), turns out to be more complicated than he imagined, placing him in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy involving government corruption, oil, and international terrorism. Matt Damon plays Bryan Woodman, an energy man whose ethics become vulnerable after the horrific loss of one of his sons. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., lawyers Bennett Holiday (Jeffrey Wright) and Dean Whiting (Christopher Plummer) also must choose between the government's special interests and what's best for the world (as well as their own special interests). A fast-paced, heart-pounding, relentless film, Syriana was inspired by the true story of former CIA agent Robert Baer, told in his book See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism. []

"No dry civics lesson, this fighting-mad film isn't just hot, it's incendiary. And no one gets off the hook. You see it with the exhilarating feeling that a movie can make a difference."
      -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. Read this review.

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