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2008, Fox Searchlight, 120 min, Dir: Danny Boyle

Shot in pulsing, vividly colorful flashback, Danny Boyle's uplifting story (from a script by Simon Beaufoy) about a teenage boy out of the slums of Mumbai who goes on to win the Indian iteration of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" is joyful, breathless filmmaking. Winner of 8 Oscars, including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Original Song. Discussion following with screenwriter Oscar nominee Simon Beaufoy (and Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) and Oscar nominee for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for 127 HOURS composer A.R. Rahman, (and Oscar winner for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE).

2010, Fox Searchlight, 94 min, Dir: Danny Boyle

When headstrong, adventure-seeking Aron Ralston (James Franco) finds himself trapped between a rogue boulder and a canyon wall during a rock-climbing excursion, he must do the unthinkable to free himself and save his life. Based on a true story, Danny Boyle directs with slick dexterity this tense, gripping script by Simon Beaufoy. Nominated for 6 Oscars, including Best Picture, Actor and Adapted Screenplay.

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