Cinema of the Revolution

Reds 15

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Sun 28 May 12:00
Tickets: £6.50 full / £4.50 concessions and 24 and under. Get £1.00 off meals over £7.00 in the Café/Bar on the same day with your ticket.

Warren Beatty’s tribute to journalist John Reed, author of Ten Days That Shook the World, provides an intriguing look into American political radicals of the early twentieth century, their fascination with the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and the improbable foundation of a communist state.

Reds begins in 1915 in Portland, Oregon, where Reed (Beatty), budding radical and chronicler of Pancho Villa's Mexican uprising, makes the acquaintance of Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton). Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous start of the twentieth century, their on-again off-again romance is punctuated by the outbreak of World War One and the Russian Revolution. Framing the narrative are remembrances from a number of Reed’s contemporaries, whose perspectives bring the era’s optimism and disappointments into even sharper focus.

Earning 12 Academy Award nominations, including wins for Beatty’s direction, Maureen Stapleton’s supporting performance (as activist Emma Goldman) and Vittorio Storaro’s breathtaking cinematography, this engrossing and remarkably balanced portrait of a fascinating moment in history is everything a historian could want in a movie.

Get £1.00 off meals over £7.00 in the Café/Bar on the same day with your ticket.