NCBPMA members and their bookish friends are invited to a very special preview screening of THE RUM DIARY (based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson and starring Johnny Depp) at 7:30pm on Thursday 10/27 in San Francisco at the Century Centre 9 Theater (845 Market Street, Westfield Center, 5th Floor).
Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, “The Rum Diary” tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp). Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart).
Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals, is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen’s financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down.
MPAA Rating: R
THE RUM DIARY opens nationwide Friday, October 28th, 2011
Suggested donation to NCBPMA of $5-10 per person is kindly requested. Cash only, collected in the theater at 7:25pm.
EACH PERSON WHO WANTS TO ATTEND MUST RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday October 26, 5pm. If your seat is confirmed, you will receive an email stating this.
Our reserved seating section for this screening is limited, so RSVP right away and only if you are 100% committed to attending. Must arrive by 7:15pm!