The Electric cinema is the only cinema in Birmingham to offer 35mm screenings and regularly screens classic films in the format, so to be able to screen Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated OPPENHEIMER on 35mm is fantastic news for film fans.
Kevin Markwick, owner of The Electric, said: “Nolan goes out of his way to produce films for the big screen, and this is his most ambitious yet”.
The Oscar-nominated writer-director brings to screen his most ambitious and urgent movie yet, a sweeping, epic thriller that delves deep into the psyche of a singular American mind: the brilliant scientist behind the world-shattering invention that represented the total sum of human ingenuity, an invention that would remake civilization, even as its very existence threatened the future of mankind. Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, Oppenheimer chronicles the life and legacy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb.
“What I wanted to do was take the audience into the mind and the experience of a person who sat at the absolute centre of the largest shift in history,” says Nolan. “Like it or not, J. Robert Oppenheimer is the most important person who ever lived. He made the world we live in, for better or for worse. And his story must be seen to be believed.”
The film stars CILLIAN MURPHY as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Golden Globe winner EMILY BLUNT as his wife, biologist and botanist Kitty Oppenheimer. Oscar winner MATT DAMON portrays Leslie Groves, director of the Manhattan Project, and Oscarnominee ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Academy Awardnominee FLORENCE PUGH plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock; and KENNETH BRANAGH plays Nobel Prize winning physicist Niels Bohr.
Oppenheimer in 35mm (15) 180mins
Opens Friday 21st July at The Electric Birmingham, Station Street, B5 4DY