Director: Jodie Foster

98 mins, USA, 2016, Digital

This film screened 25th & 27th July 2018.

The charismatic combination of George Clooney and Julia Roberts lends a lightness to this fast-paced thriller merging the worlds of TV and high finance, when a distressed failed investor, Kyle (Jack O’Connell), turns up with a gun on the set of Clooney’s live finance show. Directing with skill and style, Foster gives the array of acting talent plenty to do on screen, as the TV folk endeavour to pacify their erratic, enraged captor, with a plot underpinned by a criticism of both the financial market and ‘fake news’-driven media.

Wild Strawberries is our film club for over 55s. Tickets: €4.25 including regular tea/coffee before the event. If you happen to look younger, please don’t take offence if we ask your age.

Notes by Alicia McGivern

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