The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is one of a very few independent theatrical exhibitors around the country - many, like us, tied to Arthouse Convergence - about to release the Sony Pictures film that has caused such a recent stir - The Interview. We open on Christmas Day.
Although this film may not be typical of the films we generally screen, we made a decision to do so from a philosophical standpoint - that of artistic freedom, creative license and defense against censorship.
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.