Thursday 15th February 2018 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Jeff Bauman is a decent, regular guy. He works at Costco, likes sport and drinking with his friends. Jeff’s life is changed forever on the day he plans to cheer his ex-girlfriend across the line in the Boston marathon in 2013. He is right next to the bomb when it goes off and suffers horrendous injuries. Jake Gyllenhaal gives a powerful performance as a young man combining the pain of rehabilitation with his discomfort at being cast as the hero at the centre of the Boston Strong movement.
USA 2017 – directed by David Gordon Green – with Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson – 119 min
There’s a raw, tangible humanity to nearly every scene that sets the film gratifyingly apart – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Jake Gyllenhaal is superb in David Gordon Green’s moving Boston Marathon bombing drama – VARIETY