Thursday 31st January 2019 - 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building
From Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and co-writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) comes a crime thriller set in contemporary Chicago. Amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Widows rounds up a stellar ensemble for a heist thriller that mixes popcorn entertainment with a message – and marks another artistic leap for director Steve McQueen.
UK/USA 2018 – Directed by Steve McQueen with Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki – 128 min
To watch them coalesce into a hard-nosed crew of heisters is the year’s most purely pleasurable piece of transformation – TIME OUT
McQueen creates a hypnotic panorama of everyday corruption that feels less like a crime caper than like something out of a Robert Altman film or a Richard Price novel – VARIETY