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The Square (by Ruben Östlund)

Hosted by the Consul of the New York Trips, Brunch, and Concerts Group
Culture & Entertainment
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 29 Sep 18:30 - 23:00

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NB. This film is currently on "standby only" (ie. tickets may not be purchased in advance. On the day of the screening, a standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime. Tickets may become available to the standby line on a first-come, first-serve basis) = there is a meaningful risk we may not be able to get in / see the movie.

The Plan:
6.30pm: Meet at Alice Tully Hall box office (if the line has already formed, stand in line. If not, go for a coffee/bite nearby until 7.30pm, and then go stand in line).
8.30pm: Watch movie

Contingency Plan:
If we don't make the movie, go for dinner somewhere nearby

A precisely observed, thoroughly modern comedy of manners, Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or–winner revolves around Christian (Claes Bang), a well-heeled contemporary art curator at a Stockholm museum. While preparing his new exhibit—a four-by-four-meter zone designated as a “sanctuary of trust and caring”—Christian falls prey to a pickpocketing scam, which triggers an overzealous response and then a crisis of conscience. Featuring several instant-classic scenes and a vivid supporting cast (Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and noted motion-capture actor Terry Notary), The Square is the most ambitious film yet by one of contemporary cinema’s most incisive social satirists, the rare movie to have as many laughs as ideas. A Magnolia Pictures release.