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Screening: The Fighter


NY NATAS members plus one adult guest are invited to attend a very limited preview screening of The Fighter from Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media.

This invitation is non-transferable and you must receive an email response to attend!

RSVP by email only to Phyllis Bishop at You must include your name, current NY NATAS member number and preferred screening time in your email. Please specify if you will be attending alone or if you will be bringing ONE GUEST only. You must receive and answer an email response to attend.

Screening date: Thursday, December 2, 2010
Screening Location: Cinema 1, Third Avenue at East 60th Street

TWO Screening Times:
First Screening Arrival Time: 5:15 PM
First Screening Start Time: 6:00 PM

Second Screening Arrival Time: 8:00 PM
Second Screening Start Time: 8:30 PM

**Please join the distributor’s line outside the cinema (Phyllis will be inside the screening room)

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo
Directed by David O. Russell
Story by Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson and Keith Dorrington
Screenplay written by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson
Executive Produced by Tucker Tooley, Darren Aronofsky, Leslie Varrelman, Keith Dorrington and Eric Johnson
Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Ryan Kavanaugh, Mark Wahlberg, Dorothy Aufiero and Paul Tamasy
Co-Produced by Jeff Waxman and Kenneth Halsband
Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality
Run time: 110 minutes

Synopsis: Dickie Ecklund (Christian Bale) is a former boxing hero that squandered his talents and threw away his shot at greatness. Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg), his half brother, is the struggling journeyman boxer who spent his life living in his big brother’s shadow. The story unfolds on the gritty, blue-collar streets of Lowell, Massachusetts, where Dickie was once known as “The Pride of Lowell,” having gone the distance with the world champion Sugar Ray Leonard. However, after losing that fight, like the town of Lowell, Dickie has fallen on hard times. His boxing days are behind him and his life has become shattered by drug abuse. Younger brother Mickey, meanwhile, has become the family’s fighter and fading hope for a champion. But despite all of his work, Mickey’s career is failing and he loses fight after punishing fight. Dickie and Mickey’s tougher-than-nails mother, Alice (Melissa Leo), manages his career and Dickie serves as his highly unreliable trainer. When Mickey’s latest fight nearly kills him, it looks like it could all be over – until his iron-willed new girlfriend, Charlene (Amy Adams), convinces him to do the unthinkable: split with his family, pursue his own interests and train without his increasingly volatile and criminal brother.

The Fighter will be released by Paramount Pictures in select cities on December 10, 2010 and nationwide on December 17, 2010.

Organizer Phyllis Bishop


Thu, Dec. 2, 2010
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern