Tuesday 30th April 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building
Christian Bale, in a transformative role, portrays Dick Cheney as a wraith-like, enigmatic figure, operating in the shadows to wield more power than any vice president in modern American history. From early mediocrity as a hard-drinking Yale drop-out, McKay’s unsparing biopic charts Cheney’s rise after his girlfriend Lynne (Amy Adams) reads him the riot act. Chastened, but galvanised, Cheney then ascends the ranks of the GOP like a ghost to become the power behind the presidency in the administration of George W Bush (Sam Rockwell).
Adam McKays’s blistering satire is a bravura depiction of a ruthless, but ultimately unknowable, political insider.
US 2018 – Directed by Adam McKay with Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell – 132 min
Bale brilliantly captures the former vice-president’s bland magnificence in Adam McKay’s entertainingly nihilist biopic – THE GUARDIAN
An unyielding and necessary search party on a mission to excavate Cheney’s soul – TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE