cinema • sinema
True Grit Fri 25 March — Thu 7 April • Gwe 25 Mawrth — Iau 7 Ebrill USA/2010/110mins/15. Dir: Joel and Ethan Coen. With Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon.
Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the tough, hard drinking U.S. Marshal, “Rooster” Cogburn. They are joined by talkative Texas Ranger Laboeuf, who wants to bring Chaney back to Texas for the reward money. The plain spoken humour, bold storytelling and rough beauty of Charles Portis’ classic American novel are brought to the fore in this cracking adaptation from the Coen brothers.
“a true work of visual art, as stylish and confident as Mattie Ross herself” — The Independent + Adaptations
Tue 5 April • Maw 5 Ebrill The reading group with a difference gets together following the screening to discuss True Grit and the book that inspired it.