Thursday, April 7, 2011

Where To See Atlas Shrugged - Show Times and Theaters

The long-awaited film adaptation of Ayn Rand's classic 1957 political novel 'Atlas Shrugged' opens nationwide on Friday, April 15 (trailer below). The film's actual title is "Atlas Shrugged: Part I," which gives us hope that there will be a Part II. Here is a nationwide listing of where you see Atlas Shrugged the movie. (For those of you in my state of Illinois, here's a shortcut just for you.) Atlas Shrugged, the book, is either adored by those who have read it or tends to frighten many who have not. Why are some put off by the book? In part this is because of Rand's own fierce history and her objectivist philosophy. Many see Atlas Shrugged as nothing more than a political rant. This is inaccurate. Although it's true that Rand weaves her politics into most of the book, it is often done so deftly and gets preachy in only a few (extended) spots. Atlas Shrugged, though, is much more: It's a compelling love story, an edge-of-your-seat tale of power struggles, and a satisfying dissection of politics and politicians that feels as relevant today as it did in 1957 (possibly even moreso). Related: Synopsis, Cast & Crew info - Internet Movie Database (IMDB) Atlas Shrugged Reading Groups - Chicago Objectivist Society