Hello all and welcome back to Dork Shelf for all your end of 2012 wrap-up needs, and of course for another great contest. We want to send five lucky winners a pair of passes to see an advance screening of THE IMPOSSIBLE in HALIFAX, OTTAWA, WINNIPEG, CALGARY, EDMONTON, and VANCOUVER on January 9th at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Calgary only) courtesy of our good friends at eOne Films.
A powerful story based on one family’s survival of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, The Impossible stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage).
Maria (Golden Globe Nominee Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the centre of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.
Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart.
The Impossible opens exclusively in Toronto on December 21st, and opens across Canada on Friday, January 11th, but we want to give all of our friends around the country the chance to see it first!
For your chance to win, simply email [email protected] with IMPOSSIBLE and YOUR CITY in the subject line. Please only one entry per household. For additional chances to win, simply like the contest announcement on our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter! Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Sunday, January 6th.
Good luck and remember to stay tuned because we aren’t done just yet in 2012. There’s still more great news, reviews, interviews, and contests yet to come (and don’t forget to come back in the new year, either)!