A screening of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s drama Biutiful starring Javier Bardem was shown at the Edwards Marq*E IMAX Theater on Tuesday, November 9th.
It was another empty theater screening, which I’ve really grown to love with films like this. Empty theater screenings are pretty amazing despite if the film is a huge blockbuster or a small independent film, but they just feel more appropriate with indie films for some reason. Five people total were in the theater; four movie critics including myself and the movie representative. An intimate environment like this is kind of important sometimes. It makes the experience almost feel like a private screening just for you and you don’t have to deal with people getting their children to stop fidgeting during the film or the person constantly checking their phone with the light illuminating from it distracting you from what’s transpiring on screen.
I thought the film started at 7:30pm, but it turns out I mixed up the start time with Unstoppable as Biutiful began at 7:00pm. Luckily I left early enough to arrive at the theater and sit down right as the film started.
Other than that, it was a fairly typical visit to the theater. “The old in-out,” as Alex Delarge from A Clockwork Orange would say. Different meaning, but it fits here.
Biutiful will have a limited release starting Wednesday, December 29th.
Sources: imdb.com, comingsoon.net