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Hectic. That is the only way that I can describe this fall so far.  I know - fall JUST got here - but I haven't stopped moving.  In a couple weeks we lose an hour to daylight savings time, don't we? I think we do.  I don't know about you, but I need a break. Tonight at 7, at the E Street Cinema in downtown DC, I'll be taking that break and checking out an advance screening of the movie ROOM, based on the best selling book by Emma Donoghue. Guess what... I'm taking you with me! That's right - we both get a break.

[THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED] Get there early, like 6:30 to make sure you get a seat - sometimes, not often, these things can get overbooked.  The theater is metro accessible - 1 block from the Metro Center Metro - and is one of my favorites.  I love kids and stuff, but it is nice to go to a theater that is relatively child free and that serves wine. I'm just sayin.

Here's more info about the film...

Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson

Written By: Emma Donoghue (based on her novel)

Produced By: Ed Guiney, David Gross

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Sean

Bridgers, Megan Park

Release Date: October 16, 2015 (NY & LA)

November 6, 2015 (Nationwide)

Running Time: 113 minutes

Rating: R for language

Website: www.RoomTheMovie.com

ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, SHORT TERM 12, TRAINWRECK). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world. ROOM also stars three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy.