To celebrate return of Friday Film Night on 22nd September there are two new blockbuster movies on show.
The Friday Family Film, Despicable Me 3, premiered on June 14, 2017 at the Annecy International Film Festival and has become the third highest-grossing film so far in 2017 and, the 6th highest-grossing animated film of all-time. It is the third main instalment in the Despicable Me series and sequel to Despicable Me 2 in 2013.
Despicable Me 3 continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters, Margo, Edith and Agnes, and the Minions. Gru teams up with his long lost twin brother Dru in order to defeat a new enemy named Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the '80s, and proves to be Gru's most formidable villain to date.
The film has a U rating and starts at 18.00, with a run time of 90 minutes.
The Friday Adult Film is Dunkirk that tells retells the historical story of the Dunkirk evacuation from the three perspectives – land, sea, and air – with little dialogue and intention to create suspense through visuals and music. It makes extensive use of practical effects such as employing thousands of extras, boats that had participated in the actual evacuation, and using era-appropriate planes for the aerial sequences.
The film has been highly rated by both critics and audiences, with the consensus of the critics being that Dunkirk serves up emotionally satisfying spectacle, delivered by a writer-director in full command of his craft and brought to life by a gifted ensemble cast that honors the fact-based story.
The film is rated 12A (for intense war experience and some language) and starting at 20.00 it has a run time of 107 minutes.