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Friday Night Films

Love & Mercy

8.1.2016
Love & Mercy (film still)

Love & Mercy (film still)

Love & Mercy (film still)

Love & Mercy (film still)

Love & Mercy (2014)

Dir. Bill Pohlad / Cert. 12A / 121mins

Friday 8 January 2016 / 7.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

 

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The amazing true story of Brian Wilson, the visionary leader of one of the world's biggest bands, the Beach Boys. It's the 1960s, and the Beach Boys are one of the world's most successful pop groups. But their future is thrown into doubt when their leader, Brian Wilson (Paul Dano), suffers a debilitating panic attack and quits touring. With his behaviour becoming increasingly erratic he retires to the studio to work on what will become the band's masterpiece, Pet Sounds. Twenty years later, a now middle-aged Wilson (John Cusack) is a broken, confused man, and now under the supervision of the tyrannical Dr. Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti). When Wilson meets car saleswoman Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks), Landy finds himself under threat as the controlling influence in the singer's life. Based on the true story of the legendary Brian Wilson, this innovative, acclaimed biopic flits between the 1960s and the 1980s.

 

 

Genre: 

Drama / Biography / Music

 

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What are Friday Night Films?

A pop up cinema offering an alternative film experience!  Devised by Independent Cinema MK in association with MK Gallery. Enjoy new releases, cult classics, special events,
screen talks and curated film seasons – all for £5 (£3 concs.). Our screen bar provides modestly priced wine, beer, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

 

Tickets can be purchased online or by telephoning the Information Desk on

01908 676 900. 

 

Reviews

 "It's bittersweet and melancholic, always captivating, holding the irrefutable truth of a pop lyric." (Little White Lies)

 

 "It's an eloquent tribute to a great American innovator." (The Guardian)