The Shawshank Redemption (dir: Frank Darabont, 1994, cert 15)

Time to don the prison greys, keep your heads down and make some connections if you want to stay out of trouble. The greatest prison film ever made, nay the greatest film ever made according to IMDB users, is being given the open air treatment at Regency Wharf. Whatever your opinion there is no doubting the powerful resonance of Frank Darabont’s Stephen King adaptation. Shawsank’s portrayal of  Andy Dufresne’s (Tim Robbins) triumph over adversity, facilitated by Red’s (Morgan Freeman) melodious and wise friendship, is an age old story arc that will gently pique the soul of even the meanest of individuals. Friendship and loyalty are what matters in life, everything is else is just indulgent frippery. All inmates will receive a tray of prison food provided by The Rub Smokehouse, there may even be a file in your cake*. Before the screening Flatpack will be screening a selection of short films.

Fri 28 Jul 6pm at Regency Wharf, Broad Street,Birmingham B1 2DS £15

*File in cake not guaranteed, you may just have to dig a tunnel with a spoon.

Fri 28 Jul
Giles Logan
Published on:
Sat 1 Jul 2017