Once seen as Hollywood’s Billy Bob Thornton-licking wild child, Angelina Jolie has become a world-saving humanitarian, a supermom of six, and a feature film director. Her next directorial effort is Unbroken, the true story of Olympian Louis Zamperini’s fight to survive a war, a near-fatal plane crash, six weeks marooned on a lifeboat, and a Japanese P.O.W. camp. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock, Miyavi, and rising talent Jack O’Connell as Zamperini. Unbroken opens on December 25, but The A.V. Club has an opportunity for you to beat the holiday rush and see it for free on December 17. For a chance to receive passes, follow the link here and enter your information; winners will be drawn on December 15. Remember, seats are first come, first serve, so be sure to arrive early. A full synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII - only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Starring alongside O’Connell are Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac—the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific—Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.” Academy Award® winners Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra).”