Thursday 6 Feb January, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
Alma Har’el | 2019 | USA | Cert 15 | 94 min | English language
Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL BOX OFFICE
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
9:25pm: 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.
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalising LaBeouf’s childhood ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har’el casts Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Artist and musician FKA twigs makes her feature acting debut, playing neighbour and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home.
Har’el’s feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as therapy and imagination as hope.
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe
Awards and reviews
Winner, Special Jury Prize – Sundance
Winner, Screenwriter of the Year – Hollywood Film Awards
Honourable Mention, Best Film – London Film Festival
“In a dazzling high-wire act as actor and screenwriter, LaBeouf lets loose on his own life as a child star and his relationship with his loose-cannon dad, a role he plays himself in a livewire performance that jumps off the screen.”
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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