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Hull Independent Cinema: THUNDER ROAD

11/07/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

£5 – £7

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Jim Arnaud, a Texan police officer, struggles to raise his daughter as a love letter to his late Mom. A tragicomic portrait of a failing figure of authority in America. An uncomfortable indie comedy, loosely inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s iconic song.

THUNDER ROAD | Jim Cummings | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 92 mins


THUNDER ROAD follows Officer Arnaud on his journey to raise his young daughter as a love letter to his late Mom. Police officer Jim Arnaud does his best to keep himself together as he greets arrivals at his mother’s funeral, responsible for organising it all with both his brother and sister absent. However, the emotion of the day results in him acting out the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road’, a song which his mother would sing to him as a child, with footage of his bizarre dance going viral throughout the local community. As well as attempting to cope with this grief, move past the embarrassment and handle the daily pressures of being a cop, Jim is also in the middle of divorce proceedings with his wife and is fighting for custody of their daughter. Thunder Road is written, directed and also features a brilliant central performance from one-to-watch Jim Cummings.

Featuring Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson

Awards and Reviews

Winner, Grand Jury Award – SXSW
Nominee, John Cassavetes Award – Film Independent Spirit Awards
Munich Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Munich Film Festival Official Selections

“The indie film you need to see this year.” – Rolling Stone

“Melancholy, funny, excruciating and wonderfully affecting.” – Daily Mirror


THUNDER ROAD is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).


Programme Details

Vue Cinema is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.

7:30pm: Programme starts

9:15pm: Programme ends

The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.

Tickets Terms and Conditions

If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.

If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.

** Please note: Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office or on the door at the Hull Independent Cinema desk in the theatre lobby.  



Vue Hull Princes Quay
Top Deck, Princes Quay Shopping Centre
Hull, HU1 2PQ United Kingdom
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08712 240 240

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