Director: Denzel Washington.
Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis. USA 2016. 139 mins.

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis both won Tony Awards for their performances in the stage version of August Wilson’s passionately acted drama.

This film adaptation is Washington’s third feature outing as director, and his deep understanding of the issues at the heart of a still racially divided America underpins a story which is primarily about difficult family relationships.

Canny, hard-nosed blue-collar worker Troy (Washington) and stoical Rose (Davis) are the parents of three variously troubled boys in 1950s Pittsburgh. The tone is set early on when teenager Cory (Jovan Adepo) asks his dad, “How come you never liked me?” and Troy replies, “What law is there saying I got to like you?” There’s much wit and affection in all the characters, but ultimately it’s a film about secrets and buried emotions.

Contains outdated use of racist language.

General admission screenings

Fri 24th Feb
12.40 15.40 18.40 21.40
Sat 25th Feb
11.15 14.20 17.30
Sun 26th Feb
11.30 17.10 20.10
Mon 27th Feb
12.45 17.00 18.30
Tue 28th Feb
12.40 15.40 18.45
Wed 1st Mar
12.45 15.45 18.45
Thu 2nd Mar

Club and Group screenings

Thu 2nd Mar 15.30 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.

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