• Seeing Double: Fargo + The Three Billboards (18)

  • Mon, 10-06-2019 at 19:30
  • Duke of York's Picturehouse
    Preston Circus
    BN1 4NA Brighton
Seeing Double: Fargo + The Three Billboards (18) - Duke of York's Picturehouse - Brighton

Seeing Double: Two great films back to back at one price!Tickets £12 or £10 for MembersFargo - The Coen brothers' unique visual style and quirky sense of humour are superbly put to work in this blackly comic kidnap drama. In a cold and snowy Minnesota in 1987, debt-ridden car salesman Jerry (Macy) hires two thugs to kidnap his wife and collect a ransom from her rich father. When the hapless pair shoot a state trooper and two innocent bystanders, the local Police Chief's (McDormand in an Oscar-winning role) leads keep coming back to the suspicious-looking Jerry. Creating an array of intriguing characters, the Coens' script is a triumph of understated humour that earned them an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson are at their best in this blistering pitch-black comedy from Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). McDormand stars as the foul-mouthed, tough-as-nails Mildred Hayes, a grieving mother whose frustration boils over when the local police allow her daughter’s murder case to go cold. She publicly shames the town’s revered sheriff, William Willoughby (Harrelson), with three disused billboards, a sequence of bright red reminders that justice has not been served. The move stokes the ire of Willoughby’s thuggish, bigoted deputy (Rockwell), and so begins a violent, vicious circle of anger and revenge. From there, Three Billboards hurtles along an unpredictable but hugely rewarding narrative arc, veering between riotous laughter and sobering drama throughout. Sharply scripted and wonderfully acted, it’s one of the most accomplished contenders in this year’s awards race.Duration: 218 min