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STAN & OLLIE (PG) – 2018 UK/Canada/USA 97 mins
Thursday 28 February 2019
2.30 screening subtitled for those with a hearing loss
Director: Jon S. Baird
Stars: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson
Sixteen years after a contract dispute knocked them off their Hollywood pedestal, Laurel and Hardy are touring second-rate English theatres in a bid to raise interest (and funds) for a new movie venture. While publicity stunts make a success of their tour, Ollie’s health is failing and long-buried resentments rise to the surface. Capturing the duo’s stage magic in its evocative 1950s setting, Stan and Ollie is also blessed by superb turns from Coogan and Henderson as Mr Laurel and Mrs Hardy.
The programme will include our current BRIT School Showcase film Peace And Quiet (U) directed by George Hadley.