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FOR SOC FACULTY AND COMMUNICATION STUDENTS:

A unique opportunity to speak with filmmaker Jason Reitman after a private screening of his forthcoming movie, Up in the Air, starring George Clooney. Watch trailer

Up In The Air opens December 25, so this is a real sneak preview!

It is a free screening, but the price of admission is to stay after the movie and pose questions - or just listen - to writer-director Reitman, who made Thank You for Smoking and Juno.

All SOC faculty, adjunct faculty and their students are invited.

DETAILS:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
2:00 PM
AMC Mazza Galleria
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015

Synopsis:   
From Jason Reitman, the Oscar®-nominated director of Juno, comes Up in the Air, the timely odyssey of Ryan Bingham (Oscar® winner GEORGE CLOONEY), a corporate downsizer and consummate modern business traveler who, after years of staying happily airborne, suddenly finds himself ready to make a real connection.  Ryan has long been contented with his unencumbered lifestyle lived out across America in airports, hotels and rental cars.  He can carry all he needs in one wheel-away case; he’s a pampered, elite member of every travel loyalty program in existence; and he’s close to attaining his lifetime goal of 10 million frequent flier miles – and yet . . . Ryan has nothing real to hold onto.  When he falls for a simpatico fellow traveler (VERA FARMIGA), Ryan’s boss (JASON BATEMAN), inspired by a young, upstart efficiency expert (ANNA KENDRICK), threatens to permanently call him in from the road.  Faced with the prospect, at once terrifying and exhilarating, of being grounded, Ryan begins to contemplate what it might actually mean to have a home.