The Mise En Scenesters Film Club is on a mission to bring quality cinema to Chattanooga by regularly presenting "one-night only" screenings of interesting films.
The screenings continue this weekend with "I Declare War," a 2012 Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection.
Barking Legs Theater will host the screening on Saturday, Sept. 28. Tickets are $7 at the door, and the screening begins at 8:30 p.m.
The film follows a group of 12-year-olds who are engaged in a lively game of capture the flag, according to the film’s website. Suddenly, their imaginations begin to blur the line between reality and make-believe. Rocks turn into grenades; trees are control towers; sticks become submachine guns. The youthful innocence of the game begins to take on a much more sinister tone as the combat scenario becomes all too real.
Chris Dortch is the president of MES. He said the film is one of the most interesting that MES has featured thus far.
"If as a kid you ever pretended a stick was a machine gun or that your neighbor's sidewalk was made of hot lava ... ['I Declare War'] will provide you with one of the most entertaining and nostalgic moviegoing experiences of the year," he said.
Movie Nation’s Roger Moore said the film was "... engrossing, violent, frightening and funny in the ways it captures the way kids speak with no adults around and the way kids act when society’s rules take a backseat in time of war."
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