A Hijacking (Kapringen)
2012 | Denmark | R | 99 min.
The Danish cargo freighter MV Rozen is on a course for Mumbai when a band of Somali pirates appear and commandeer the vessel, holding the crew and ship hostage for a ransom of $25 million. News of the ship’s capture reaches the shipping company’s CEO, who rashly decides that his business acumen makes him the best candidate to take the lead in the negotiations. As the ransom talks wear on for months on end, with the crew's lives and millions of dollars hanging in the balance, who will be the first to break under pressure? Without resorting to action set pieces, this gritty and meticulously authentic modern thriller is an intense and absorbing drama that will keep you riveted until the very end.
Wed 9 pm Milliken Theatre | Thu 9 pm Bijou by the Bay
Into the White
2012 | Norway | R | 101 min.
Inspired by real events, this WWII-era drama follows two groups of sworn enemies who must put their differences aside in order to survive. When two aircraft—one British, one German—are shot down over a snow covered expanse of wilderness in a remote area of Norway, the crews of both planes take refuge together in an abandoned cabin. Tensions rise as their confinement and a continual struggle for power rages on in the cramped quarters of the cabin, but with a brutally harsh winter showing no sign of ending, the group must band together to stay alive. Rupert Grint and Florian Lukas star in this beautifully shot Norwegian drama, a stirring tale of survival and unexpected friendship.
Thu 6 pm Lars Holkstad Auditorium
2012 | Norway | PG-13 | 118 min.
In 1947, Norwegian scientist and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl set out to make history by crossing the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft called the Kon-Tiki with an inexperienced five-man crew. His mission on the voyage was to prove a theory that South American natives in pre-Columbus times could have migrated over 4,000 miles by sea from Peru to Polynesia, but doing so would mean a harrowing journey with the whole world waiting to hear of his fate. Based on the amazing true story of Heyerdahl’s voyage, this Academy Award-nominated drama is the ultimate man-vs-nature adventure.
Thu 3 pm State Theatre | Sat 12 Noon Milliken Theatre