• Empire 30: Gravity 3D

  • Thu, 30-05-2019 at 20:30
  • Picturehouse at Science and Media Museum
    National Media Museum
    BD1 1NQ City of Bradford
Empire 30: Gravity 3D - Picturehouse at Science and Media Museum - Bradford

Films to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Picturehouse Cinemas and Empire MagazineThe fate of astronauts marooned in space might seem a familiar plotline, but as conceived by director Cuarón (CHILDREN OF MEN), it becomes a visual magnum opus as well as drama of the highest order. George Clooney is wisecracking space veteran Kowalski, Sandra Bullock the rookie scientist Stone, and in a staggering 13-minute opening take we see her drifting helplessly from a wrecked space shuttle. Clooney is no stranger to the isolation of space – he starred in Soderbergh’s SOLARIS remake – but in GRAVITY his emotional reach extends even further as their battle for survival intensifies, and in her range of reactions to their worsening predicament, Bullock’s performance matches his. Above all, though, it’s the technical achievements of Cuarón and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki that will leave you reeling with amazement.