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British Gangster Film
To Screen at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: Oct. 27, 1999|
"Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" a stylish, fast-paced British film about the gangster caste system will screen Nov. 4-7 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The International Film Society presentation will screen at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in Davies Theatre.
"In 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,' there are bad guys, really bad guys and really, really bad guys, but that's the very thing that makes it so much fun to watch," wrote John Cooper in his Sundance Film Festival program notes.
In his debut feature, writer-director Guy Ritchie takes audiences to a part of London not often visited the treacherous East End. The story begins with three best mates pooling their finances to stake Eddie, a card player who never loses, in a high-stakes card game. When their sure thing goes wrong and they are deeply in debt to a never-to-be-crossed underworld boss, the four friends brainstorm a new caper that will enable them to pay off the gangster and make out like bandits.
The 108-minute 1999 film (screening via DVD projection) is rated R.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 27, 1999