Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the small ruling city, Capitol, forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games; a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Volunteering to take the place of her younger sister Prim, Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts and hunting skills she has learned in providing for her family. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
‘This compelling, lightly satirical tale is that rarest of beasts: a Hollywood action blockbuster that is smart, taut and knotty’ – Xan Brooks, The Guardian ****
|Fri 27th April||7.45pm|
|Sat 28th April||4.00pm & 7.45pm|
|Sun 29th April||4.00pm & 7.45pm|
|Mon 30th April||7.45pm|
Dir. Gary Ross, USA, 2012, 142 mins
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci
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