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RICHMOND FILM SOCIETY
As part of the Twickenham Festival the Richmond Film Society is screening
THE OLD MAN & THE GUN
This screening is free to RFS members.
Running time: 93 minutes
Director: David Lowery
When: Tuesday 11 June at 8pm sharp. (no ads no trailers).
Venue: The Exchange, 75 London Road Twickenham, Surrey,
Tickets: £5 (£3 full-time students). Tickets can be purchased on the night (cash only) or in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office on 020 8240 2399 or online via The Exchange’s website at http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/box-office.
Richmond Film Society’s screening for the 2019 Twickenham Festival is the acclaimed biographical crime comedy, ‘The Old Man & The Gun’.
Robert Redford, in his final performance, plays Forrest Tucker, a career bank robber whose eighteen audacious prison breaks included one from Alcatraz in a homemade kayak. Following that escape at the age of 70, he and two elderly colleagues (who came to be known as ‘the Over-the-Hill-Gang’) embarked upon to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded the authorities. No ordinary criminal, smartly dressed, charming and impeccably courteous, Tucker robbed banks with a casual opening of his jacket to reveal a gun and a few kind words for his victims.
The chemistry between Redford and Sissy Spacek, the last love-interest in Tucker’s life, is a beguiling highlight of the film, whilst a stellar cast includes Casey Affleck as the obsessive Dallas detective on his tail. The result is a captivating and thoroughly enjoyable comedy drama, aptly summarised by ‘Time Out’ as “a throwback to an era when making beautifully understated crime comedies was the peak of Hollywood's ambition (before all the spandex took over).”