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Dark Waters
Dark Waters

Dark Waters

classified 12A

Film

Fri 28 Feb - Thu 5 March

Director:
Todd Haynes
Cast:
Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins
Duration:
127 mins, 2019, USA
Primary language:
English

Writer/director Todd Haynes (Carol, Far From Heaven) returns with the shocking and heroic true story of an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to expose a brazen and lengthy history of chemical waste pollution in West Virginia.

Based on a New York Times article, the story follows tenacious attorney Robert Bilott (Ruffalo), who investigates the unexplained deaths of his grandmother's neighbour's cattle. Thus begins a decades-long legal battle between Bilott and DuPont, a large chemical company who dumped toxic materials into local land for decades, poisoning not just animals, but people too. In the process Bilott risks everything - his future, his family, and his own life - to expose the truth.

Haynes and longtime cinematographer Ed Lachman have created a creepy, bleak palette for the film, with the pair saying they were inspired by classic 70s whistle-blower movies such as The Parallax View and Klute. The result is a riveting, responsible and deeply unsettling film about the search for justice, the boundaries of science, and a poisonous legal system.

  • The screenings of Dark Waters on Tue 3 Mar are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.
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Audio Description
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
S
Subtitled
PS
Partially Subtitled
Times TBC
To be confirmed
CTBA
Certificate to be announced