131 mins – United States 2008 – Dir: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty
When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James’ true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever. Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, with The Hurt Locker.
|Wed 5 Oct
Kathryn Bigelow Season
In an interview with the BBC film programme Moving Pictures from 1990, Kathryn Bigelow says that cinema has the ability to have, “A Profound Emotional Response”, on an audience. She has repeatedly demonstrated this throughout her career, with films which are simultaneously gritty and authentic while also being poetic and stylised. This season of films is just a small sampling of this Academy Award Winning director’s work.