Hayley Roud will introduce this screening of Hail, Caesar! at the Pyramid Club on Monday 8th July from 7.00 till 10.00 pm.
The introduction will provide a historical context for the McCarthy era and the effect of the House of Un-American Activities Committee on Hollywood. This relates to the current discussions of freedom of speech in New Zealand, and we will consider how historical curtailments of freedom of speech have negatively impacted the left. We will open up for discussion after the intro and/or after the screening. All ages venue // koha entry
Four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. The comedy is produced by the Coen brothers under their Mike Zoss Productions banner alongside Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.