Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - As part of their Every Tuesday Movie Night film series, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad will present "The Flowers of War" on January 15th, at 7 pm at the Paradise Community Center on the Southside of Puerto Vallarta. The 2011 film features Academy Award winner Christian Bale and is to date the highest grossing Chinese film of all time.
The Flowers of War
In 1937, Nanking stands at the forefront of a war between China and Japan. As the invading Japanese Imperial Army overruns China's capital city, desperate civilians seek refuge behind the nominally protective walls of a western cathedral. Here, John Miller (Christian Bale,) an American trapped amidst the chaos of battle and the ensuing occupation takes shelter. He is joined by a group of innocent schoolgirls and thirteen prostitutes from a nearby brothel who are equally determined to escape the horrors taking place outside the church walls. Struggling to survive the violence and persecution wrought by the Japanese army, it is an act of heroism which eventually leads the seemingly disparate group to fight back, risking their lives for the sake of everyone.
Don't miss your chance to see this fascinating film, presented by the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad. Advance tickets are available prior to the show every day between 9 am and 2 pm at the Paradise Community Center for $60 pesos. Tickets are available at the door on Tuesday night for $70 pesos. The movie starts at 7 pm but we invite movie-goers to come at 6 pm and enjoy the food vendors at the Community Center and eat before the show. Wine, beer and other refreshments are also available.
Due to higher than expected attendance and to help us make the films enjoyable for all, we encourage you to buy your tickets in advance. This will help us to anticipate the turn out for each film. We also suggest that you arrive early. The theater doors open at 6:30 at which time you can enter and save a seat.
Paradise Community Center is located at 127 Pulpito, directly across from Coco's Kitchen in Puerto Vallarta. For further information, contact Tobe Jensen - tjensen1942(at)hotmail.com or David Camp and Judy Snow - snowkamp1(at)yahoo.com.
For more information about the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad, click HERE. For local assistance, contact Susan Wichterman at 044-322-303-5181 or mexicoms(at)hotmail.com or Paul Crist at 322-222-4793 or editor(at)mexicodemocrats.org.
The Paradise Community Center is located on Pulpito street across from Coco's Kitchen and the former Kit Kat on the South side of Vallarta. It is home to the Book and Bean Coffee Shop and book exchange, the new Alexander Hair Salon, and the Worship in Paradise Church services on Sunday mornings. For more information, call 044-322-170-4261, send an email to info(at)paradisecommunitycenter.com, or visit ParadiseCommunityCenter.com.