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What if someone gave you a box containing a button that, if pushed, would
bring you a million dollars but simultaneously take the life of someone you
don’t know? Would you do it? And what would be the consequences?
The year is 1976. Norma Lewis (CAMERON DIAZ) is a teacher at a private high
school and her husband, Arthur (JAMES MARSDEN), is an engineer working at
NASA. They are, by all accounts, an average couple living a normal life in
the suburbs with their young son until a mysterious man with a horribly
disfigured face appears on their doorstep (FRANK LANGELLA, as Arlington
Steward) and presents them with a life-altering proposition: the box.
With only 24 hours to make their choice, Norma and Arthur face an impossible
moral dilemma. They soon discover that the ramifications of this decision
are beyond their control and extend far beyond their own fortune and fate.
‘The Box‘ is based upon the classic short story ‘Button, Button’ by Richard
Matheson. It was written for the screen and directed by Richard Kelly,
whose 2001 sci-fi mystery thriller ‘Donnie Darko’, a cult classic, earned a
Grand Jury Prize nomination at the Sundance Film Festival. ‘Donnie Darko’
went on to screen at film festivals around the world and brought Kelly
Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Atlanta residents, do you want to see The Box before everyone else? Get an envelope, put a stamp on it. Put your address on the envelope as the recipient. Fold it. Put it in another envelope and mail that envelope to CHUD at:
4915 Camberbridge Dr.
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Do it soon, we’ll stuff the SASE with passes and put them back in the mail to you. And then you’ll be one of the lucky ones.