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Another for my birthday (Feb. 8): Shoplifters. News report gives that as the date that Yuri went missing.

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Seems to me it would be difficult to come up with a more obscure film than this, and it's a documentary, so not quite on target for the project. Still, it's a film entirely concerned with a single day, so...  I heard about it on the Film Comment podcast (where they specialize in out-obscuring each other).  One fellow saw this at a documentary festival in Amsterdam where they screen something like 400 films a year?  And this was one of the entries.

Wednesday 19.7.1961 (dir. Victor Kossakovsky)

At the heart of this film lies the notion that life is a lottery. For an entire year, Victor Kossakovsky searched for inhabitants of St. Petersburg who were born on Wednesday, July 19, 1961, his own birthday, in former Leningrad. He found that this particular day saw the birth of 51 women and 50 men. Some of them were no longer living, while others had moved to another city or abroad. But in 1995, Kossakovsky managed to capture 74 remaining residents on film, in the streets, at work, behind the wheel of their cars or in cramped apartments.

He meets doctors and patients, entertainers and businessmen, construction workers and homeless people. He films some merely in passing, but spends considerable time with others. A couple in recovery that’s about to have a baby constitutes a form of leitmotif. In his own unorthodox style, Kossakovsky has produced a beautiful portrait of a random group of thirtysomethings in St. Petersburg in the first decade after the collapse of Communism.

Edited by Ron Reed

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ROMA

New Year's Eve, 1970

June 10, 1971 - the Corpus Christi massacre

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Hotel Mumbai - Nov. 26, 2008. Date shown as the terrorists' raft comes ashore. Also on the memorial outside the Taj Hotel shown at the end.

Edited by Darrel Manson

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Hotel Artemis (2018)

"On June 21, 2028, a riot breaks out in Los Angeles over the city's water privatization..." 

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Hotel Mumbai (2018)

Title card reads November 26, 2008. The film definitely carries over into the 27th.

I think the film condensed the timeline. The actual event took  place from the 26th to the 29th, when the last of the gunmen were killed at the Taj. As I said, the film carries over from the 26th to the 27th. From what I recall the film presents one continuous, horrific night, and concludes late the next day. 

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My Name Is Nobody (1973)

June 3rd, 1899 - Henry Fonda mentions the current date in the cemetery where he’s discovered his dead brother, who died in April of 1898. 

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TOLKIEN 

Two dates I noticed. Early on a journal entry of 02/11/1916 (Nov 2). Later, a letter written a month before the journal entry dated 22/10/1916 (Oct 22). 

SUSPIRIA (2018)

11/11/1977 - date of a dance performance. 

11/11/1943 - date of Anke Klemperer’s death. 

CHARADE (1963)

5/4/63 - date on a letter

6th September 1960 - date on a Chilean passport 

7 GIU (June) 1962 - date on an Italian passport 

 

Edited by John Drew

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THE DEAD (1987)

John Huston’s final film takes place at an Epiphany dinner gathering on Jan. 6th, 1904. 

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ESCAPE FROM L.A. (1996)

An earthquake destroys the Los Angeles basin on Aug. 23, 2000. 

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LADY BIRD (2017)

Thanksgiving November 28th, 2002 

Christmas December 25th, 2002

Ash Wednesday March 5th, 2003

March 21, 2003 - News report on the previous day’s (3/20/03) launch of the Iraq War. 

Edited by John Drew

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THE EAGLE HAS LANDED (1977)

Opening narration -

September 12, 1943, German paratroopers snatched Mussolini from his mountaintop prison in Italy.

November 6th - date that Churchill will be in a remote part of Norfolk, England.

February 22 - Molly’s (Jenny Agutter) birthday. 

Edited by John Drew

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THE PELICAN BRIEF

Newspaper article dated May 6. 

(Might have to watch this again  - lots of dates throughout)

Edited by John Drew

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BLADE RUNNER 2049 - the last five numbers (52318) of this serial number represents Rachel’s incept date, May 23, 2018. As far as I can determine, the rest of serial number stands for Nexus 7 Female Advanced(?) Archetype(?) 5 23 18 (incept date). 

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Feb. 8, 1969 (my 18th birthday) - opening scene ar Frank & Musso. Later they show date for Feb 9, and Aug 8.

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Blinded by the Light - At the beginning, when Javed is writing in his diary, VO gives the date as Sept. 3, 1987

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THE DRESSER (1983)

At the opening of the movie, the title character polishes a silver plate commemorating a performance of Hamlet, 21st March, 1929

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