There are at least three good reasons to buy tickets for this Friday night’s screening (21st June), the last in our current season:
1. The Old Man & The Gun is a gently paced antidote to adrenaline-filled and CGI-rammed blockbusters. It’s a heartwarming crime drama based on the ‘mostly true’ exploits of Forrest Tucker – a 70 year old American career criminal and prison escape artist. In the early 1980’s, Tucker and the other members of the Over-the-Hill-Gang, pulled off an unprecedented string of bank robberies which confounded the authorities and enchanted the public.
2. Robert Redford, Hollywood and Indie cinema legend, delivers a memorable final on-screen performance that’s well worth catching – and is ably supported by Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter and Tom Waits.
3. Tickets make an ideal slightly-delayed Fathers Day, massively early Mothers Day or just a personal Friday night treat.
“[The film] has the crackle and warmth of a fireside ballad, with a touch of poetry to it.”
Tom Shone, The Sunday Times
“Robert Redford robs banks and steals your heart.”
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Magazine
“If this is the Sundance Kid’s swansong, it’s certainly a good one.”
Matthew Bond, The Mail On Sunday
“Flat-out charming, a movie stripped of the usual clichés about ageing…. and shot with the retro feel of a New Hollywood classic.”
Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman.
The Old Man & The Gun (Cert.12 : 89 mins : infrequent strong language) is being screened at the War Memorial Hall, Common Road this Friday (21st June). The doors and bar open at 7.30p.m and the programme begins at 8.00p.m.
Tickets: £6. Available in advance from Chorleywood Bookshop, online and on the door – if any are still available.