The Hurt Locker Series: Film Comment Selects  Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Country: USA, Release: 2008, Runtime: 130
“War is a drug” states an opening title. In this action-packed story of a three-man Army bomb-disposal team in Baghdad, addiction seems inevitable—judging by the behavior of the team’s risk-taking, unpredictable new leader (Jeremy Renner), who may just be a human time bomb in his own right. Acclaimed for her action chops and smart rewirings of genre material, the director of Point Break and Blue Steel is back with an eye-popping, high-adrenaline look at the mindset of men who put their lives on the line day in and day out. Sidestepping the whys and wherefores of the war, Bigelow keeps a tight focus on masculinity under pressure and pushed to breaking point. Look out for blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em cameos by Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, and David Morse.
Buy Tickets Thu Mar 5: 7* *Director Kathryn Bigelow on stage, followed by a reception.
$15 member, student, child & affiliate
Please note: Series Pass not valid for this screening.