Sun 16 December @ 8:00 pm£7 - £10
Widows (15) – 2018, USA, 128 mins
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Viola Davis, Carrie Coon, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson
After a heist goes wrong, killing all the men involved in a fire, their wives are forced to pick up the pieces. For one widow, Davis, her grief is soon replaced with fear when criminal-turned-politician Jamal gives her a month to return the $2m her husband stole. So upon finding his notebook, detailing his next heist, Davis tracks down the surviving wives to help pull off a job none of them are ready for.
“Steve McQueen and co-writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), offer a strikingly contemporary reworking of Lynda La Plante’s groundbreaking 1980s television series, relocating the action to Chicago, with a local election exposing race and class conflict, along with political corruption, in urban America. Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell are the Mulligans, heading up an Irish family who’ve long controlled and enriched themselves from city politics, while Daniel Kaluuya shows vicious bite as a character determined to change the balance of power by any means. An exacting, formally precise filmmaker, McQueen’s take on genre was always going to be something special; regular collaborators cinematographer Sean Bobbitt and editor Joe Walker help deliver a sleek and pacey film, with Hans Zimmer’s score adding urgency. Always deeply satisfying as a heist film, but never simply that, these ass-kicking widows have some glass ceilings to shatter into a million tiny pieces.” London Film Festival 2018
Doors open for fine wines and all manner of drinks at 7pm. Film starts at 8pm