When The Constant Gardener came out at over Labor Day weekend, we instantly called it one of the year's best. We'll stand by that judgment, and although the film has departed from general release nor will it be available on DVD until Jan. 10, if you haven't seen it, we enthusiastically suggest you make your way out to Astoria tonight for a 7:30 PM special screening at Museum of the Moving Image. But we wouldn't tell you to trek to Queens and spend $12 ($8 for MMI members) just to see a movie that you could otherwise be Netflixing in about six weeks. We would tell you to trek and pay, however, for something Netflix can't give you (at least not yet; who knows what those whacky DVD renters are cooking up next): director Fernando Meirelles and star Rachel Weisz live and in person. And don't worry, they won't just wave at you and leave. They'll both be around after the screening for one of MMI's notable Pinewood Dialogues. If the director and star can brave a night in Queens, why can't you? For more information, visit the MMI website or call 718/784-4520.
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