Night Moves - Dir: Kelly Reichardt. (2014) USA.
29 Aug - Thu 11 Sept. at Watershed, Bristol
'A Hitchcockian tension infuses this eco-terrorist thriller, confirming Kelly Reichardt's talent at capturing the realities of American life at a granular level of detail as she returns to Oregon (the home of previous work Wendy and Lucy, Old Joy and Meek's Cutoff) to tell this shadowy tale of the fallout of political radicalism gone horribly wrong. It tracks the fate of three activists (Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard) who have come together to carry out an explosive act of defiance when they embark on a dangerous plot to blow up a hydroelectric dam.
When their plan goes tragically wrong, the three find it impossible to go their separate ways as distrust and paranoia pervades their lives. How do you pursue a stance of resistance in a world that seems impervious to change? How far can you go in pursuit of your own ideals? And does any of it add up to anything anyway? Night Moves raises all these questions and portrays with devastating accuracy the thin line between moral action and terror.
- The evening screenings of Night Moves on Tue 2 Sept are part of our Cinébites deal: get a cinema ticket, veggie or meat burger, and a drink (wine/beer or soft drink) for only £15.
Ticket prices: Screenings before 16:00: £5.50 full / £4.00 concessions. Screenings after 16:00: £8.00 full / £6.50 concessions.'