The Shawshank Redemption
Dir. Frank Darabont. USA, 1994. 2h 22m. Starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows.
Nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1994, Frank Darabont’s drama regularly tops lists of the best films of all-time. The film stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two men in prison who find friendship and redemption through acts of common decency.
This film is being shown in conjunction with Modern Art Oxford's latest temporary exhibition Invisible Strategies and has been chosen by the artist Lubaina Himid. Tickets for this film are available at a special reduced price of £6 for adults and £5 concessions. UPP and MAO members will receive an additional £2 discount on the listed prices.
‘If you don't love Shawshank, chances are you're beyond redemption.’ ★★★★★ Ian Nathan, Empire
‘Without a single riot scene or horrific effect, it tells a slow, gentle story of camaraderie and growth, with an ending that abruptly finds poetic justice in what has come before.’ ★★★★★ Janet Maslin, New York Times