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George Clooney in The Men Who Stare at Goats

  • George Clooney in "The Men Who Stare at Goats"

The Men Who Stare at Goats officially opens in a midnight screening Thursday 11/5, but if you can't wait that long, Gen Art hosts a preview screening and after-party with hosted drinks, Wednesday 11/4.

Based on Jon Ronson's 2004 nonfiction bestseller, Ewan McGregor stands in for Ronson as a reporter investigating the New Earth Army, an experimental military unit with purported psychic abilities. Producer George Clooney plays McGregor's window into the shadow world, tracking the New Earth Army's missing leader (Jeff Bridges) to a training camp run by a renegade operative (Kevin Spacey). Grant Heslov, the Oscar-nominated writer and producer of Good Night, and Good Luck, directs.

The Men Who Stare at Goats screens Wednesday 11/4 at 7 PM at River East 21, 322 E. Illinois. $15 tickets include after-party at Cuvee Nightclub, 308 W. Erie (rear entrance). There are reportedly complimentary vodka cocktails & beer.

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