RICKI AND THE FLASH (12A) *

Date Time
Fri 16th October 7.45pm
Sat 17th October 7.45pm
Sun 18th October 4.30pm**
Tues 20th October 10.30am (P&B)
Thurs 22nd October 10.30am

Dir: Jonathan Demme | 2015 | USA | 101 mins
Cast: Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield

Watch Meryl Streep rock out in Jonathan Demme’s (Rachel Getting Married, Philadelphia) rambunctious, fantastically enjoyable and unexpectedly moving comedy-drama, scripted by Diablo Cody (Juno). She’s Ricki, the star of a bar-blues covers band whose peripatetic existence ended her marriage and estranged her from her children. Then: her ex-husband (Kevin Kline) calls to let her know their daughter Julie (played by Streep’s daughter Mamie Gummer) is in trouble; and, reunited with Julie and her other wary children, she starts to mend fences. In another director’s hands it could be formulaic – in Demme’s it’s an emotive, insightful, musical treat – and Streep is a joy.

“Meryl Streep plays a blinder in this sharp, funny and oddly moving story of an ageing rocker attempting to reconnect with her estranged daughter” **** Mark Kermode, Observer

The screening on Sunday 18th October (**) will be shown with soft subtitles projected onto the screen for the hearing impaired, and these are signified by a double asterisk on the website and on our monthly brochure. Please note all other screenings of these films are without soft subtitles.

*For the visually impaired, we offer audio description via a headset, on this film. Please ask at the Box Office to borrow a headset. All films with audio description available are signified by a single asterisk on the website and on our monthly brochure. For more information visit our Audio and Soft Subtitles Page

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