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Ventura Film Society Screening of Runaway Train

July 2, 2013 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

$7 – $10

Runaway Train will screen on Tuesday, July 2, at 7:15pm, at the VFS’s new state of the art location, 420 East Santa Clara Street. Tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors. A seminal action film, Runaway Train, by the celebrated Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky (Siberiade, Maria’s Lovers, Shy People) is a hypnotic and memorable ride with Oscar-nominated performances by Jon Voight and Eric Roberts. Two escaped convicts, Oscar “Manny” Manheim (Voight)  and Buck (Roberts) find themselves trapped on a train barreling through a snowy, desolate landscape with no brakes and, worse, nobody driving. Manny is a ruthless bank robber and hero to the convicts of Stonehaven Maximum Security Prison. After two previous escape attempts the doors to Manny’s cell have been welded shut for three years. A court order compels Manny’s nemesis, the vindictive Associate Warden Ranken, to release him back into the general prison population. Manny immediately sets his next escape plan into action. Buck is another convict who, because of his position in the prison’s laundry room, is recruited to smuggle Manny out in a laundry trolley. Naive and unintelligent, Buck decides to escape with Manny, who does not care for company. After a freezing cross-country hike, the two hop on board an idling train in a remote Alaskan rail yard. Like the audience, Manny & Buck have no idea what’s in store for them as the massive train picks up speed.

VIEW TRAILER – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IsWL-9kRis