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Hull Independent Cinema: MONSTERS AND MEN
February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£5 – £7
Hull Independent Cinema presents: MONSTERS AND MEN
Reinaldo Marcus Green | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 96 mins
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The aftermath of a police killing of a black man told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.
One night, in front of a bodega in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighbourhood, Manny Ortega witnesses a white police officer wrongfully gun down a neighbourhood street hustler, and Manny films the incident on his phone. Now he’s faced with a dilemma: release the video and bring unwanted exposure to himself and his family, or keep the video private and be complicit in the injustice?
With a deep sense of humanity and a deft directorial hand, Reinaldo Marcus Green smartly reformulates the traditional construction of “protagonist” to magnify the power of perspective. Green tells the story of how the footage affects the lives of three upstanding men in Bed-Stuy–a young father striving to support his new family, an African American cop dealing with the fallout of his colleague’s mistake, and a star high school athlete who becomes politicized by the incident. Each man is very different, but they equally feel the urgency of the question they must all face: should I take moral action or remain safely on the sidelines? Green provokes viewers to ask themselves the same question.
Featuring John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, Kelvin Harrison Jr
Awards and Reviews
Winner, Special Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival
Toronto Intl Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Leeds Intl Film Festival Official Selections
“MONSTERS AND MEN offers neither unalloyed despair nor implausible hope. It’s about the way people of colour live now, moving through the streets with passion, purpose and one eye on the rear-view mirror.” – NPR
“It’s left to the actors… to keep us close, and not one of them shirks the task, injecting intellectual and emotional nuance that frequently transcends the script.”
– New York Times
MONSTERS AND MEN is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
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
9:30pm: 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.