Sunday, June 25, 2023 5pm
About this Event
5030 Brunson Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146https://cosfordcinema.com/event/the-counselor-2013-special-free-screening/
In honor of the late Cormac McCarthy, come catch a *free* screening of THE COUNSELOR, director Ridley Scott's adaptation of McCarthy's original screenplay -- the only one he wrote specifically for a film -- about a lawyer who gets in way over his head after embarking on a get rich-quick scheme.
THE COUNSELOR | 2013 | DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott | WITH: Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Rosie Perez | RUNNING TIME: 2H 28M | UNRATED: Contains gory violence, grisly images, strong sexual content and language.
Michael Fassbender stars as the eponymous counselor, who decides to play a small part in a drug deal that will make him and his unknowing fiancee (Penelope Cruz) rich. But the plan goes south, as they always do, and the lawyer is forced to join forces with some shady characters (including Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt) who may not have his best interests in mind.
Written directly for the screen after the success of the adaptations of his novels NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and THE ROAD, McCarthy's screenplay is as complex and unique as his books, which led to a disastrous commercial and critical reception.
But the film has since earned a diehard following, especially after the release of Scott's director's cut, which amplifies and clarifies some of the theatrical version's knotty plotting (as well as its harrowing violence).
"Gods fall though, few as mercilessly or memorably as those in “The Counselor,” a tale of good and evil, but because it was written by Cormac McCarthy, mostly evil.
"Mr. Fassbender plays the title character, a corrupt, unnamed, high-flying Texas lawyer. He moves fast, as does this film, which soon jumps from Olympus to a garage in Mexico, where men and dogs slip through shadows, then jumps north of the border where another woman rides a horse, flanked by a cheetah chasing a jack rabbit.
"The hare escapes in a swirl of dust, but by the end of this scene, Mr. Scott has seized your attention with a primitive, predatory vision, one red in tooth and claw." -- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Admission is free but registration required at link above. Not recommended for younger audiences.