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not to miss!
D+4  Sat. 31/01, 10:00 - Free Trial Class @ Amatak Crossfit
D+4  Sat. 31/01, 10:00 - Kids Session: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT @ The Flicks 1
D+5  Sun. 01/02, 09:00 - Sewing for Yourself (Making a Skirt) @ Phnom Penh Community College
Tuesday, January 27
16:30 LITTLE ACCIDENTS (new) @ The Flicks 1+2
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Little Accidents is the type of film that stays with you long after the lights come up.

When a teenage boy goes missing in a small town already devastated by a fatal mining accident, three strangers find themselves drawn together in a tangle of secrets, lies, and the collective grief of the community. Reeling from the disappearance of her son, Diane (Elizabeth Banks) finds herself drifting away from her husband (Josh Lucas), a mining company executive whose role in the accident has made her family the prime target for the town’s anger. When she forms a dangerous bond with the sole survivor of the disaster (Boyd Holbrook), truths will be uncovered that threaten to tear apart the few remaining threads holding the town together in this intense drama from writer-director Sara Colangelo.

This movie was shot in 24 days and entirely in film, in order to capture the grittiness of the subject matter. Kodak donated half of the film.

Little Accidents isn’t so much a film about a coal mining disaster as it is a film about loss and how we choose to deal with the tragic events that occur in our lives. The Press

Nothing feels forced in this movie, which is testament to Colangelo’s skill as well as the cast’s. You believe the coal dust on these people; you grieve for their secrets. - DETROIT NEWS

“Little Accidents” is a serious movie, but, to its credit, it’s never entirely bleak. Revealing the truth always remains an option, just waiting to set the characters free. - WASHINGTON POST

A small-town tragedy leads to moral crises on all sides in Sara Colangelo’s Little Accidents, a sober drama that makes class central to the story without ever sounding like it has an agenda. - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXNvg3Hp-HI

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18:30 FLYING HOME (new) @ The Flicks 2+3
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A film that plays like a Lasse Hallstrom adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, except that neither Hallstrom nor Sparks were involved in any capacity, this classically concocted melodrama is noteworthy mainly because it offers former Calvin Klein model and future Fifty Shades of Grey-star Jamie Dornan his first romantic lead role, which should be enough to attract the interest of smart niche distributors who could time the film’s release to coincide with the avalanche of publicity that Dornan’s involvement in Grey is bound to generate.

Colin, an ambitious young New York finance executive, needs to clinch a deal with a wealthy Dubai sheik, who has a weakness for pigeon racing. They make a bargain: the sheik will sign if Colin can get him a particular pigeon, the perfect bird to win the prestigious Barcelona international race.

This bird has been trained in Flanders, but the owner refuses to sell at any price. Posing as a school teacher searching for the grave of an ancestor killed in the First World War, Colin travels to the little Flemish village where the pigeon fancier lives and starts to look for something that will separate the bird from its owner.

But in the process he falls under the spell of the place and of Isabelle, the pigeon fancier’s spirited granddaughter.

Competitive pigeon racing in rural Belgium may sound like an unlikely background for a transatlantic, mostly English-language romance but Deruddere finds just the right angle to make it fly.

Dutch cinematographer Frank van den Eeden, no doubt with the help of some FX specialists, provides some spectacular airborne shots, though the most breathtaking might be the sight of thousands of pigeons being freed from their cages simultaneously at a beach for the start of the Barcelona race.

The music, courtesy of German composer Wolfram de Marco, is propulsive with a hint of thriller-like mischief in the early going before transforming into full-blown, feel-good orchestral mayhem.

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18:30 Maggie Smith in MY OLD LADY (new) @ The Flicks 1
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Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he’s shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge.

His apartment is a viager – an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale – and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, can by contract collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death.

The whole film is shot in Paris and many of the scenes are simply gorgeous. It is a very charming movie, with some heavy undertones.

Just when you think the story is going to proceed on a well-worn, cosily romantic track, its characters unpack their emotional baggage, revealing unexpected depths of hurt and taking the film into bittersweet dramatic territory. - MOVIE TALK

This is sensible, straightforward mature-age viewing, devoid of dumb jokes, cheap thrills or goofy gimmicks. - HERALD SUN (Australia)

Every threat of sentimentality and melodrama is averted by a seriously strong cast working from a snappy script. - THIS IS LONDON

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck35r6E4VRM

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20:30 LORD JIM (1965) @ The Flicks 3
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Joseph Conrad’s cerebral, philosophical novel Lord Jim is streamlined and simplified by producer/director/writer Richard Brooks for the action-and-adventure crowd. Peter O’Toole plays the first officer of a tramp steamer, who, during a hurricane, cravenly abandons ship, leaving the passengers to drown.

Disgraced, O’Toole seeks out ways to redeem himself–not only in the eyes of the British maritime commission, but in his own eyes. He signs on to deliver a shipment of dynamite to a tribe of natives somewhere in the uncharted Orient. He also joins the natives’ fight against feudal warlord Eli Wallach, hoping perhaps to die in their service, thus purging himself from shame (and, in true Messianic fashion, becoming a martyr in the process).

Despite the impressive star lineup of O’Toole, Wallach, Jack Hawkins, Curt Jurgens and Paul Lukas, most press coverage went to leggy leading lady Daliah Lavi–including the 1964 Saturday Evening Post article about the making of Lord Jim, written by Richard Brooks himself.

Filmed in Cambodia, Lord Jim isn’t precisely the Conrad novel, but fans weaned on O’Toole’s Lawrence of Arabia will be satisfied.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyaorFJUqIY

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20:30 THE KILLING FIELDS (1985) @ The Flicks 2
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Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war, in Phnom Penh.

When the American forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Schanberg won't have any trouble leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in.

The Killing Fields is a suspenseful and exhilarating experience, a journey through an apocalyptic landscape that features one shocking image after another. Watch, and you'll see why the film is so acclaimed and a must-see for everybody in Cambodia; locals as visitors.

(141 minutes, biography, drama, history)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92zK2w78J-c

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20:30 Russia's Oscar Nominee: LEVIATHAN (new) @ The Flicks 1
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The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of The Return (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee). LEVIATHAN is nominated for 1 Academy Award in the category Best Foreign Film.

On the outskirts of a small coastal town in the Barents Sea, where whales sometimes come to its bay, lives an ordinary family: Nikolai (Aleksey Serebryakov), his wife Lilya (Elena Lyadova) and their teenage son Romka.

The family is haunted by a local corrupted mayor (Roman Madyanov), who is trying to take away the land, a house and a small auto repair shop from Nikolai. To save their homes Nikolai calls his old Army friend in Moscow (Vladimir Vdovichenkov), who has now become an authoritative attorney. Together they decide to fight back and collect dirt on the mayor. The Press

This is quite a movie, a bitter and compassionate work of genius that will reward repeat viewings and keep on getting better. - SALON.COM

Here she is, Mother Russia in all her corrupt, bloated glory…and despair. A biting parable as enervating as a day-long vodka binge. - NEW YORK TIMES

It’s a small story set in a memorably desolate location. The actors, all quite magnificent, enlarge it … - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oo7H25kirk

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21:00 Funk House @ Pontoon Pulse
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With Alan Ritchie and Lefty Stryker. The Best Funk House in the World.

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Regulars and reminders
13:30 Daily Photo Tour & Workshop @ FCC
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Professional Photographer Michael Klinkhamer is leading a casual-high learning curve photography workshop-tour in Phnom Penh.

During the 4-hour tour you will learn to set your camera for optimum results and discover Phnom Penh City with your camera.

This photo workshop is designed to make you a better photographer.


1/2 day from 1.30pm until 5.15pm from $55 per person.

Full day from 9.30am until 5.15pm $110,- p.p.

Includes all transportation by stand-by tuk-tuk-optional, ferry ride, fees and waters.

For Bookings Call: +855 (0) 60873847

website: www.klinkphoto.com


Organized by: Cambodia Photo Tours

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19:30 Dodgeball Night! @ PP Dodgeball Field
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Join in with Dodgeball, every Tuesday from July 22 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at #55-57, Street 123 (near the Russian Market).

Let's start off at 7.30pm, so arrive a bit earlier :-)

Dodgeball, a sport, a time to peg a friend or enemy, a fantastic workout and most of all the chance for triumph.

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20:00 Ultimate Frisbee @ 3G Field on National Assembly Road
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We play Tuesdays on the 3g fields at 8pm, Wednesdays at 4.30pm on the ISPP fields (street 380 directly across from Blue Pumpkin), and Sundays from 3.30 to sundown at Northbridge.

New players (of all experience levels and genders) are welcome on any or all of these days.

Email jaredcahners@gmail.com to let us know you are coming!


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