Erin Brockovich

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Julia Roberts
Duration: 131 min

In Steven Soderbergh’s award-winning dramatisation of a true story, Julia Roberts gives a spectacular performance as the edgy, plain-talking Erin Brockovich, a sassy single mother who becomes the unlikely heroine in a lawsuit against a major American utilities company. While working as a file clerk in a small law firm, Erin stumbles upon a cover-up involving contaminated water in a nearby town. Through sheer determination, she convinces her boss to investigate, and in the process, uncovers the culprit. Although the local citizens are initially leery of becoming involved, Erin's brash manner and ability to speak to them clearly earns their trust. With over 600 plaintiffs signed up, the trial results in the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action suit.

Club and Group screenings

Wed 17th Jul 17.45 EMPIRE 30: Special screening with EMPIRE magazine True Stories: - A season of films exploring true stories: from individuals challenging society’s dominant cultural and political stories, no matter the risk to their own liberty; looking in from the outside at those seeking to sow stories of fear; artists telling stories on film, canvas and landscapes; and stories of death-defying courage in acts from the pioneering to the everyday. Playing across all Picturehouse cinemas from June to September.

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