Sandra Bullock stars in MURDER BY NUMBERS this Saturday!

murder-by-numbersSandra Bullock is doing more than defying GRAVITY these days. She’s defying the odds of retaining her megastar status in Hollywood for so many years! She was just voted Favorite Movie Actress, Favorite Comedic Movie Actress and Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress in the People’s Choice Awards yesterday! Oh, and did I mention also winning Favorite Movie Duo (with George Clooney), Favorite Comedy Movie (The Heat) and Favorite Dramatic Movie (Gravity)?

How is that even possible?

Thirteen years ago, Sandra Bullock (Gravity, The Blind Side) and a very young Ryan Gosling (Drive, The Place Beyond the Pines) were in San Luis Obispo County shooting Barbet Schroeder’s murder/mystery, MURDER BY NUMBERS. You can see it on the big screen this Saturday, January 11 at 12:00pm at the Bay Theatre in Morro Bay.

2002_Murder_by_Numbers_006MURDER BY NUMBERS is a story about two gifted high school students who execute a “perfect” murder – then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective. The film also stars Ben Chaplin and Michael Pitt, who played Ryan Gosling’s best friend and accomplice who’s characters are loosely based on real-life murderers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold.

The movie was shot primarily in Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo, and there are many recognizable locations throughout the film including the SLO Courthouse and Fremont Theatre, the waterfront in Morro Bay where Sandra Bullock’s character lives in a houseboat, a house near Montana De Oro, and the SLO Mission/creek. A number of local people were hired to work on the film in a variety of capacities, and we encourage anyone who was involved in the filming in any way to come to the screening to tell their stories!

Tickets are available now and at the door one hour before showtime. They are $10/$8 for students and SLOIFF Film Society, and $5 (at the door) for anyone who was in or worked on the movie.

And don’t miss the San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival, happening this weekend. Most of the events are sold out but they will be releasing unused seats at the Palm Theatre before each film, so take a chance. Click here to see what’s playing.