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Open Water, Thu & Fri December 2 & 3
2004, 7:00 & 9:00

Indie thriller about being left alone at sea

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Open Water shows at IFS on Thu & Fri December 2 & 3, 2004, 7:00 & 9:00

Open Water
Indie thriller about being left alone at sea
Thu & Fri December 2 & 3
2004, 7:00 & 9:00

Open Water has been compared to both Jaws and The Blair Witch Project. A couple, Susan (Blanchard Ryan) and Daniel (Daniel Travis), headed to a tropical island for a vacation. Once there, they embark upon a scuba diving excursion, and that's where the problems begin. They are accidentally left behind while under water. When they surface, they find themselves all alone in the middle of the deep blue sea. At its best, Open Water is suspenseful and frightening - there are several excellent "boo!" moments, and Kentis never cuts away to relieve the tension. The film's best scene occurs after dark, during a thunderstorm. It's a chilling, unsettling five minutes, and, even if nothing else in Open Water had worked, this sequence alone would make the film worth consideration of a recommendation. Source: James Berardinelli.

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10 films for $60 with punch card
$9 general admission. $7 w/UCB student ID, $7 for senior citizens
$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
Free on your birthday! CU Cinema Studies students get in free.


Pay lot 360 (now only $1/hour!), across from the buffalo statue and next to the Duane Physics tower, is closest to Muenzinger. Free parking can be found after 5pm at the meters along Colorado Ave east of Folsom stadium and along University Ave west of Macky.


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