THIS WEEK'S FILM - 29TH SEPTEMBER 2012
28 September 2012 / Events / Film
The Hunger Games (2012)- 142 min
Director: Gary Ross
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth
Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match.
In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided between 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives.
Review by Peter Bradshaw The Guardian, Thursday 22 March 2012
The Hunger Games is a very enjoyable futurist adventure, presented with a compelling, beady-eyed intensity…. this is supremely effective entertainment. There’s a tang of satire in this televised survival-contest thriller that allows it to outrun the Twilight comparisons.
Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
Joining us for food – please book ahead
More information here – The Hunger Games (2012)IMDb