9:30pm - Monday, May 8, 2017
Bold, breathless and wickedly fun, FREE FIRE is an electrifying action comedy about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley (KILL LIST, HIGH RISE) propels the audience head-on into quite possibly the most epic shootout ever seen on film as he crafts a spectacular parody -- and biting critique -- of the insanity of gun violence. Everyone's got a gun, and absolutely no one is in control.
Set in a colorful yet gritty 1970s Boston, FREE FIRE opens with Justine (Brie Lason), a mysterious American businesswoman, and her wise-cracking associate Ord (Armie Hammer) arranging a black-market weapons deal in a deserted warehouse between IRA arms buyer Chris (Cillian Murphy) and shifty South African gun runner Vernon (Sharlto Copley). What starts as a polite if uneasy exchange soon goes south when tensions escalate and shots are fired, quickly leading to a full-on Battle Royale where it's every man (and woman) for themselves. Packed with witty one-liners, flamboyant characters and remarkable feats of cinematic gunplay, FREE FIRE is a full-throttle action extravaganza that keeps things fresh and fun with Wheatley's alternately buoyant and savage sense of humor. Swinging from the madcap to the macabre and back again, the film is an exhilarating experience that will leave you quite literally blown away.
"If its clip gets emptied before the characters' ammunition runs out, the film still hits its target dead-center." (Rolling Stone)
"The whole thing is awfully nihilistic, but that's film noir for you." (NPR)
"Mr. Wheatley's HIGH RISE was a highlight of 2016, and again he shows that he's a technically virtuosic director whose humor has a bracingly nasty side. He's also no dummy." (The New York Times)
"... a greasy double bacon cheeseburger of a movie. It is slick, stylish nihilism without an ounce of socially redeeming value. Taking Godard's old proclamation to its furthest extreme, the film features a girl and an insane amount of guns." (The New Republic)
Monday, May 8
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
FREE FIRE (Ben Wheatley, 2017 / 91 mins / 14A) A crime drama set in 1970s Boston, about a gun sale which goes wrong.
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