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Member Screening: RAMPART Thursday, 2/9/12

Cinema/Chicago and Millennium Entertainment will be hosting an exclusive members-only screening of RAMPART on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 6:30pm at AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.).

Due to space limitations, we are unable to accommodate guests of members (unless you are a PRODUCER or FOUNDER'S CLUB member) at this screening.

Please RSVP with your name and member # to marketing@chicagofilmfestival.com.

Please arrive early (recommend 45 minutes before start time) as seating is first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Admission is not guaranteed. Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house.

If you are not a member and would like to become one to attend this screening and many more throughout the year, please click here.

To view the film's trailer, please click here.

Member Screening film series is presented by DePaul University School of Cinema and Interactive Media.


Film Synopsis:
At the heart of Oren Moverman's RAMPART is a riveting parable about what happens to a man who refuses to change, even when change is the only thing that can save him. That man is Dave Brown, played by two-time Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson. Though the film is set in the 1990s, when scandal rocked the LAPD's Rampart division, the film hones in on a single fictional cop: Dave Brown, a man who has taken the "no guts, no glory" American mythos to heart, without questionig what it is doing to him and those he holds dear. He is a cop whose personal life is propelled into a dizzying downward spiral when he comes under suspicion for roughing up a suspect. More than just a police officer who plays things fast and loose, Brown exposes the inner workings of a certain type of personality everyone recognizes around them, a personality very much a part of American culture, yet not often examined. He is the kind of man inexorably drawn to authority and power, yet seems destined to abuse it; a man who has dreams of being a great masculine hero, yet is beholden to women; who has undeniable charm, yet whose stubborn refusal to take responsibility for his actions becomes a destructive force against family, community and ultimately himself.