The Long Good Friday ~ 16th February 2020

The Long Good Friday ~ 16th February 2020

Sunday 16th February at 7.00 p.m.
In the Studio, so limited capacity due to refurbishment. Pre-booking available, please call and leave a message on 01257 463878

Admission: £4 ~ all seats unreserved. Doors open 30 min before screening.

Certificate 15 ~ 114 minutes.

Director: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Paul Freeman

Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his action, and Harold wants to know who they are. He finds out soon enough, and bloody mayhem ensues.
Very much in the tradition of the American gangster films of the 30s and 40s, this movie centres around a bravura performance by the central gangster (Edward G Robinson/James Cagney then; Bob Hoskins now). Bob Hoskins raves and fights against a world that is rapidly moving beyond his control and, although he is an unpleasant, violent and vicious character, you end up caring for him.

Interesting also as a historical snapshot of a period in London’s history (the redevelopment of the Docklands) now gone.

Doors open 30 min. before screenings for Front Row and Sunday cinema.
Ricks Café is open for tea, coffee and refreshments on Sundays for 30 min. prior to screenings.

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