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SOLD OUT 8pm Sunday 27 January *Further screenings to be announced*
DIRECTOR Bryan Singer
CAST Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, Mike Myers, Gwilym Lee
Another chance to see barnstorming, foot-stomping celebration of legendary rock band Queen, their music and the extraordinary life of Freddie Mercury.
Another chance to see this barnstorming celebration of the extraordinary music of Queen and the incredible life and talent of their lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek, Mr Robot). The meteoric rise of the band is followed by Mercury’s attempt at a solo career as his lifestyle spirals out of control and he faces a diagnosis of AIDS. The film reaches its climax with one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music as the band triumphantly reunites for the Live Aid concert in 1985.
(2018 UK / USA 134 mins)
The film has a secret weapon, firing off all over the place to try and blast the movie out of its gentility: Rami Malek. As Mercury he is spectacular. A strutting, flamboyant peacock among pigeons on stage; a party waiting to happen and too scared to leave it. There are other lights in the cast — Ben Hardy is a lot of fun as Roger Taylor — but Malek outshines them all, giving the material a wallop it needs. In the final sequence, which recreates Live Aid with a visual excitement lacking elsewhere, Malek wrings every second he has left, performing like it might be Freddie’s last time, and it’s very affecting. Olly Richards, Empire
Winner of the Golden Globes for Best Actor – Drama (Rami Malek) and Best Film – Drama. Nominated for 7 BAFTAs including Outstanding British Film, Best Leading Actor for Rami Malek, Best Cinematography and Best Sound.
BBFC advice: Contains moderate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language
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