Venture underground into the Redcliffe Caves this March – it’s an unforgettable way to discover, or rediscover, some of the silver screen’s hidden gems, sleeper hits and genre favourites. Step into one of the most unique locations in Bristol, themed like a military bunker specially for the occasion. Treat yourself to a beer onsite from our festival partners, Wickwar Wessex Brewing, and forget the outside world for a couple of hours…
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In an alternate timeline, where Manhattan has been turned into a prison island fortress, the U.S. President is flying to a summit to end a vicious global war, when his plane is brought down over Manhattan. The President escapes the wreck but is now trapped in the notorious superprison – with limited time to avert a global catastrophe, a former Special Forces convict is coerced into undertaking a daring rescue mission in exchange for his freedom.
STARRING: Kurt Russell | Lee Van Cleef | Ernest Borgnine | Donald Pleasance | Isaac Hayes | Harry Dean Stanton
DIRECTED: John Carpenter
WRITTEN: John Carpenter | Nick Castle
PRODUCED: Larry Franco | Debra Hill
THEY SAY: “John Carpenter is offering this summer’s moviegoers a rare opportunity: to escape from the air-conditioned torpor of ordinary entertainment into the hothouse humidity of their own paranoia. It’s a trip worth taking.” – Richard Corliss, Time, 1981
WE SAY: The first of our matinee screenings celebrating one of the most prolific genre directors of all time – to be honest it’s difficult to know where to start, but Kurt Russell swayed us on this one…