by Dan Gibson
David Fincher's Gone Girl looks pretty great, mostly because David Fincher is generally awesome, and opens this Friday nationwide, but if you don't mind coughing up a few extra bucks, you can see the film Thursday night at the Loft and enjoy a few extra bonuses in the process:
Acclaimed filmmaker David Fincher’s highly-anticipated new thriller Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck, comes to The Loft Cinema prior its national theatrical release at this special New York Film Critics Series preview screening featuring a captured-live post-film discussion with best-selling Gone Girl novelist and screenwriter Gillian Flynn, moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers! The New York Film Critics Series, broadcast from Manhattan to 50 selected major markets, takes place exclusively in cinemas and is never available on TV or online. The Loft Cinema is the EXCLUSIVE Southern Arizona venue for the series.
The much-buzzed-about film version of Gillian Flynn’s phenomenally successful best-seller Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club), is one wild cinematic ride — a perfectly cast and intensely compressed portrait of a recession-era marriage contained within a devastating depiction of celebrity/media culture, shifting gears as smoothly as a Maserati 250F.
Ben Affleck is Nick Dunne, whose wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on the day of their fifth anniversary. Things only get worse when the intense media circus surrounding the case casts a spotlight on Nick as a prime suspect in the case. Neil Patrick Harris is Amy’s old boyfriend Desi, Carrie Coon is Nick’s sister Margo, Kim Dickens is Detective Rhonda Boney, and Tyler Perry is Nick’s superstar lawyer Tanner Bolt. At once a grand panoramic vision of middle America, a uniquely disturbing exploration of the fault lines in a marriage, and a comedy that starts black and keeps getting blacker, Gone Girl is a gripping work of popular art by one of our best filmmakers.
Tickets for the preview screening are $12 for general admission, $10 for Loft members and will almost certainly sell out, so it would probably be worth your time to get them in advance. More info at the Loft's website.