Pleasantville 1998 M

3.00PM Sun 27 Oct 2019 (2hrs 4mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘Chalk-and-cheese teenage siblings Jennifer and David (Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire) receive a visit from a mysterious television repairman who leaves the pair with a remote control with the power to transport them into Pleasantville, an all-too wholesome black-and-white 1950s family sitcom. Once there, the pair’s '90s sensibilities begin to rub up against those of the more socially-restrictive times, and the (literal) colour which they begin to help seep into this supposed idyll comes to be seen as a threat to the morally complacent ways of life of its residents. A delightfully mischievous comedy satire which nods to both The Wizard of Oz and A Matter of Life and Death, and which perhaps feels more relevant to the political climate of today than that of the time of its release some twenty years ago.’ Cube Cinema

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, BLACK AND WHITE, DOLBY DIGITAL, 124 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: GARY ROSS / PRODUCER: BOB DEGUS, JON KILIK, GARY ROSS, STEVEN SODERBERGH / SCRIPT: GARY ROSS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOHN LINDLEY / EDITOR: WILLIAM GOLDENBERG / PROD CO: NEW LINE CINEMA / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ROADSHOW FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: DIGITAL