Lionsgate are holding a Pi: 15th Anniversary Launch Party & Screening at the Alibi London tonight and you are invited! Everyone knows how much I love Darren Aronofsky's Pi in my opinion it's one of the 131 greatest films ever made. A clever gritty black & white film blurring genius, isolation, paranoia and conspiracy theories of global proportions an increasingly tightly wound story - what's not to love?
Aronofsky's 1988 debut feature Pi goes against the grain of the Hollywood machine and is an astounding film not just in terms of a creative endeavour and technical proficiency (on a shoestring budget) - but he introduces brilliant, complex concepts in an engaging way tapping into the zeitgeist of the times as well as ahead of the Hollywood curve - stimulating an eager audience, that had an awaiting a film that satisfied on both an intellectual and entertainment level.
|The Establishing Shot: Pi: 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Poster (Click to enlarge) From Pi|
In his stunning debut feature film, Aronofsky tells the story of Maximillian Cohen’s (Sean Gullette) obsession with numbers and his theory that they hold the key to the answers of the universe. His work causes him agonising migraines and his former teacher Sol (Mark Margolis) advises him to take a break from trying to discover patterns in the stock market. When Max's super computer crashes after spitting out a 216-digit number, Max initially dismisses it, until the prediction comes true, and he realises that the number which he consigned to the trash could be the key he has been searching for.
Not only is Pi a visual experience but the carefully selected music, which notably includes an original piece Pi (Symbol)r2 from Clint Mansell, blurs the lines between the character's fiction and reality even further, enhancing the films moods as it conveys the increasingly confused state of mind of Sean Gullette's Maximillian Cohen.
|Sean Gullette as Maximillian Cohen in Darren Aronofsky's Pi (Click to enlarge) - From Pi|
To celebrate Pi's 15th Anniversary, its standing as one of the most original examples of cult classic independent American cinema as well as the birth of a great filmmaker. Lionsgate have released a special Pi: 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray, so we can enjoy one of Darren Aronofsky's greatest film in full High Definition.
|Sean Gullette as Maximillian Cohen in Darren Aronofsky's Pi (Click to enlarge) -From Pi|
To celebrate the launch of the Pi: 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray, Lionsgate are holding a launch party where you can view a Gallery of fan made Pi poster art from a competition held in conjunction with AMP - the home Alternative Movies Posters, enjoy a high definition screening of Pi as well as enjoy free drinks supplied by Jameson Whiskey until the screening of Pi starts and then Free karaoke follows the screening from 10pm.
|Pi: 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Launch poster by Jason Heatherly (Click to enlarge) - From Pi|
The launch starts at 6.30pm with the gallery and drinks on Monday 19th August at The Alibi, 91 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB (Dalston Kingsland station) http://thealibilondon.co.uk/
With free entry all night, prizes and free drinks supplied by Jameson Whiskey until the screening of Pi starts at 8.30pm.
Pi: 15th Anniversary Launch Event & Screening tonight at the Alibi London
The Alibi, 91 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB (Dalston Kingsland station) http://thealibilondon.co.uk/
The launch party starts at 6.30pm with the gallery and drinks on Monday 19th August.
For more info & to sign up:
Head over to the Pi: 15th Anniversary Facebook Launch page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/476389242457359/?fref=ts
|The Establishing Shot: Pi: 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (Click to enlarge) - From Pi|
Lionsgate UK releases Pi: 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray on 12th August 2013
Special Blu-ray Features
Commentary with Darren Aronofsky
Commentary with Sean Gullette
Behind The Scenes Montage
Original (Darren & Eric) trailer
Πr2 Music Video
The Establishing Shot: PI: 15TH ANNIVERSARY LAUNCH PARTY & SCREENING TONIGHT AT THE ALIBI LONDON
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