Fri 7:30 Sat 4:45 7:30 Sun 4:45 7:30 Mon – Thur 7:30
(US/2014/Alejandro G. Iñárritu)
R / 119 mins
* 7 Golden Globe Nominations! Best Comedy or Musical, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score
A black comedy – the hit of Venice Film Festival & now here in the States – tells the story of a washed up actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he now struggles to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim past glory. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and a fellow actor as he attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Peter Debruge, VARIETY: “A quarter-century after “Batman” ushered in the era of Hollywood mega-tentpoles — hollow comic-book pictures manufactured to enthrall teens and hustle merch — a penitent Michael Keaton returns with the comeback of the century, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” a blisteringly hot-blooded, defiantly anti-formulaic look at a has-been movie star’s attempts to resuscitate his career by mounting a vanity project on Broadway. In a year overloaded with self-aware showbiz satires, Alejandro G. Inarritu’s fifth and best feature provides the delirious coup de grace — a triumph on every creative level, from casting to execution, that will electrify the industry, captivate arthouse and megaplex crowds alike, send awards pundits into orbit and give fresh wings to Keaton’s career.”