Event: See ‘Push’ in Columbus!


Before the little-known indie Push: Based on a novel by Sapphire won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury prize and Audience Award, another movie named Push was slated for theaters. You may have to wait a while to see the indie hit, but you can watch the new psychic action film Push from Summit Entertainment.

See Push, starring Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle and Djimon Hounsou, on Wednesday, February 4, free of charge. In order to be one of these “free” folks, all you have to do is head down to Video Central at the address below and pick up one of the passes with our logo on it.

Video Central
1299 Bethel Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

Once you have the pass, you will gain entry to the following advance screening of Push (which is not based on anything by Sapphire):

Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 7:30pm
AMC Lennox
777 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH

You are going to want to get on this in the near-future, as there are only so many passes and they will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. For more information about local events and to keep track of all of our sponsored local screenings, head on over to FSR’s Official Facebook Group.

A riveting action-thriller, Push burrows deep into the deadly world of psychic espionage where artificially enhanced paranormal operatives have the ability to move objects with their minds, see the future, create new realities and kill without ever touching their victims. Against this setting, a young man and a teenage girl take on a clandestine agency in a race against time that will determine the future of civilization.

The Division, a shadowy government agency, is genetically transforming citizens into an army of psychic warriors—and brutally disposing of those unwilling to participate. Nick Gant (Chris Evans), a second-generation telekinetic or “mover,” has been in hiding since the Division murdered his father more than a decade earlier. He has found sanctuary in densely populated Hong Kong—the last safe place on earth for fugitive psychics like him—but only if he can keep his gift a secret.

Nick is forced out of hiding when Cassie Holmes (Dakota Fanning), a 13-year-old clairvoyant or “watcher,” seeks his help in finding Kira, (Camilla Belle), an escaped “pusher” who may hold the key to ending the Division’s program. Pushers possess the most dangerous of all psychic powers: the ability to influence others’ actions by implanting thoughts in their minds. But Cassie’s presence soon attracts the attention of the Division’s human bloodhounds, forcing Nick and Cassie to flee for their lives.

With the help of a team of rogue psychics, the unlikely duo traverses the seedy underbelly of the city, trying to stay one step ahead of the authorities as they search for Kira. But they find themselves square in the crosshairs of Division Agent Henry Carver (Djimon Hounsou), a pusher who will stop at nothing to keep them from achieving their goal.

Push opens in theaters on February 6. For more on the film, check out Push-TheMovie.com

Kevin Carr crawled from the primordial ooze in the early 1970s. He grew up watching movies to the point of irritation for his friends and was a font of useless movie knowledge until he decided to put that knowledge to good use. Now, Kevin is a nationally syndicated critic, heard on dozens of radio stations around the country, and his reviews appear in a variety of online outlets. Kevin is also a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA).

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