Bronson

Friday, May 19
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1hr 32mins // directed by:Nicolas Winding Refn // featuring:Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews // 35mm

Before Tom Hardy broke the Bat in The Dark Knight Rises as the villainous Bane, he put in a stunning performance as another career convict in director Nicolas Winding Refn's film.

In 1974, a misguided 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. With an intelligent, provocative and stylized approach, Bronson (based on a true story) follows the metamorphosis of Mickey Peterson into Britain’s most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson.