Hull Independent Cinema presents: THOROUGHBREDS
16 May 2018, Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
Cory Finley | 2017 | USA | 93 mins | Cert 15 | English language.
Advance tickets available from Hull Truck Theatre in person, over the phone (01482) 323638, or online BUY TICKETS NOW
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Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so head along early to enjoy a drink or some food from their cafe-bar.
Doors to the screening room open around ten minutes before the performance starts
7:00pm: Programme starts. Introductions, trailer reel (10-15 mins). Main feature, THOROUGHBREDS
8:45pm: Programme ends
Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily’s contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another’s most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
Starring Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Francie Swift, Kaili Vernoff
Awards and reviews
Sundance Film Festival, London Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival Official Selections
“This remarkable Sundance debut unfolds like “American Psycho” meets “Heathers” as directed by a young Park Chan-wook.” – David Ehrlich, Indiewire
“A vicious satire of the upper class and its discontents, THOROUGHBREDS paints a dark picture of a generation that, because it has been denied nothing, has come to value nothing.” – Pat Padua, The Washington Post
“It’s superbly unpredictable, moving fluidly into thriller territory and back again.” – A.A. Dowd, AV Club
THOROUGHBREDS is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).