….as we gather to enjoy a great discounted menu at CEC Sponsor Ragu Italian Country Cuisine Restaurant at 11:30 am to 12.00 noon and then travel to New York City in January 2009 aboard US Airways Flight 1549 as Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) lands us successfully in the middle of the Hudson River in the mega-hit “Sully” at the SF Cinema at 2 pm.
Ragu has prepared a special menu, for just 205 baht net price. Select from:
* Cup of Minestrone Soup and Caesar Salad
* Bowl of Sausage and Tomato Soup and House Salad
* Warm Spinach and Chicken Bacon Sausage Flatbread with House Salad
* Chicken and Sausage Cacciatore with House Salad
* Broccoli Casserole with Five Cheese Sauce and House Salad
* Sweet Sausage Ragu and Rigatoni with House Salad
* Mushroom Ragu over Fettuccine with House Salad
* Italian Sausage Sandwich with Italian Style Potato Salad
* German Style Ham and Swiss Sandwich with Tomato Avocado Salad
All Include free Italian Lemon Soda and Garlic Bread. Just 205 baht net price!
Or you can order from Ragu’s extensive menu.
Ragu Rustico Itaniano Restaurant is located below the SF Cinema, 1st Floor Building B, Promenada Mall. Please plan to arrive by 11:30 am to 12.00 noon to allow adequate time to enjoy your meal and socialize prior to the film.
…then onto the film…..
‘Sully’, directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks
On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) tries to make an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media. Despite the accolades, the famed pilot now faces an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation.
This isn’t simply a “feel-good” straight-forward narrative, but rather a film that will throw viewers off-kilter from the start with its time-bending narrative. Much of the film takes place after the event, in the mind of “Sully” as he deals with the media attention and bureaucratic second-guessing about what he should have done differently.
From The New Yorker review: “Though Eastwood stages and films, in meticulous and fascinating detail, the river landing itself, from its prelude on the runway to its aftermath in the aquatic rescue aboard ferries by the police department’s emergency crews, the movie’s mainspring is a bureaucratic tale, a virtual courtroom drama that arises not from the flight itself but from its administrative consequences. Sully and his first officer (or co-pilot), Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart), are called before a federal committee that—with the backing of the airline and its insurers—is investigating the flight and calling into question Sully’s judgment in landing the plane in the river, rather than returning to LaGuardia or landing at Teterboro Airport, as the airline and the investigators think he should have done.”
The audience sees numerous versions of what could have happened if the event had been handled by a pilot less skilled or if the suggestions of those second-guessing Sully had been followed. One spectacular and troubling sequence has the jet-liner crashing into NYC sky-scrapers with a horrendous loss of life.
The film starts at 2 pm on Tuesday at SF Cinema, 2nd floor, Building B, Promenada Mall. Special price of 80 baht for CEC members for this performance.