Tickets are still available for tonight’s screening of The Old Man & The Gun at the War Memorial Hall.
The film – part crime thriller, part light comedy, part love story – is based on the ‘mostly true’ exploits of Forrest Tucker (played by Robert Redford) – a dapper 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.
In what is supposedly his last on-screen appearance, Redford delivers a memorable performance that’s right up there with his best work – and he’s ably supported by Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter and Tom Waits.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdLQb9zN9OE
“A fitting final turn from Redford, all easy charm and grace. It takes a lifetime of effort to look this effortless.”
Nev Pierce, Empire Magazine
“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.
“Neither too clever for its own good nor simply a nostalgia-trip pastiche aimed only at chin-strumming cinephiles, it is, in a word, fun.”
Jamie Graham, Total Film
The Old Man & The Gun (Cert.12 : 89 mins : infrequent strong language) is being screened at the War Memorial Hall, Common Road tonight (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.