February Movies at the Old School: Trumbo

“The story behind the only unclaimed OSCAR.”

Saturday 20 February, 8pm and Sunday 21 February, 4.30pm.

News Flash:  Bryan Cranston, best known for his leading role in the TV series Breaking Bad, has received a 2016 nomination for Best Actor in TRUMBO in both the OSCARS and the British Film Awards.

Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston in TRUMBO
Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston in TRUMBO

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. The film also stars Diane Lane, John Goodman, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

“Trumbo is a story that matters. As America and the western world thrash around yet again trying to remember what “freedom of speech” actually means, Trumbo reminds us how ugly and invalid any country that tries to silence its dissenting voices quickly becomes.” 4/5 stars.

“Cranston nails Trumbo’s gestures and eccentricities in a performance that is a triumph of impersonation.” 3/5 stars. NZ Herald.

Drama based on True Story | 2hr 04mins | M Offensive language & adult themes | Country of Origin: USA.

Licensed bar and delicious homemade snacks on sale.
Adults $11, children $6. Phone 825 0023 to reserve seats, or email

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