Youghal Cine Club – Hell or High Water – April 2017

Youghal Cine Club – Hell or High Water – April 2017

Thurs 20 April      7.30pm     The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

Hell or High Water
Dir: David Mackenzie          2016                USA                 102 mins                 Cert: 15A
Starring: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges
Language: English

Admission €7 Members €5. Tickets available at the door
The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. Refreshments served.

A pair of estranged Texan brothers are reunited against a common foe -the bank that gypped their father into signing away the family farm and now threatens to foreclose on the loan. Straight arrow Toby (Chris Pine) and ex-con loose cannon Tanner (Ben Foster) stage a series of heists against various branches of the bank, all the while pursued by Jeff Bridges, on deliciously crusty
form as a Texas ranger nearing the end of his career. Part heist, part western for the Occupy generation, this sharply plotted thriller is a triumph for both director David Mackenzie and writer Taylor Sheridan (Sicario). Mackenzie makes effective use of the hard-baked Texas landscape, which seems to consist entirely of grit and grudges. And Sheridan’s acidic humour brings a spiky levity to some scenes –’a ferociously charmless waitress in a steak restaurant is a particular high point. Wendy Ide’, The Guardian

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