Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 8:00p -
Coolidge Corner Theatre (online!)
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Classes, Film, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
Clemson University professor Amy Monaghan leads this virtual seminar on Steven Soderbergh's precision-engineered heist flick.
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Don Cheadle go for broke to pull off the most sophisticated and daring Las Vegas casino heist ever. Less than 24 hours after being paroled, charismatic Danny Ocean (Clooney) handpicks a top-notch team of smooth operators to pocket $150 million--in one night! The mark: ruthless entrepreneur Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia). Benedict controls three of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas... and Ocean's ex-wife (Roberts). In any other place they'd be bad guys, but Ocean and his crew stick to the rules: Don't hurt anybody. Don't steal from anyone who doesn't deserve it. And play the game like you've got nothing to lose. Are you in or out?
Amy Monaghan is a senior lecturer in film studies and literature at Clemson University. She is the editor of Sofia Coppola: Interviews, forthcoming in the University Press of Mississippi Conversations with Filmmakers Series.