The Conversation12A

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola | USA | 1974 | 1h 54m | Starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Frederic Forrest, Cindy Williams, Harrison Ford

A surveillance expert is hired by a mysterious client to follow a young couple and record their conversations. As he pieces together their cryptic exchanges from various tape reels, he becomes obsessed with determining whether their lives are in danger. Produced between The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal neo-noir thriller explores the uneasy line between technology and privacy—a topic that is more relevant than ever today. Winner of the 1974 Palme d’Or, the film has been restored in 4K to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Reviews

‘Set against a claustrophobic backdrop of post-Watergate paranoia, Coppola’s favourite of his films hinges on the intonation of a single word.’
★★★★★
Ed Potton, The Times

‘The Conversation is an intricate and unsettlingly subtle character study, with a very strong performance from Hackman.’
★★★★★
Nick Hilditch, BBC

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Today (Saturday 13th July)

20:30

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Gar 18
1h 52m
A piano player joins a manhunt for Alfredo Garcia, seeking a million-dollar bounty. With his girlfriend, he embarks on a tequila-fueled trek across the Mexican frontier in Sam Peckinpah’s stark and fatalistic neo-Western.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 14th July)

15:15

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Gar 18
1h 52m
A piano player joins a manhunt for Alfredo Garcia, seeking a million-dollar bounty. With his girlfriend, he embarks on a tequila-fueled trek across the Mexican frontier in Sam Peckinpah’s stark and fatalistic neo-Western.

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17:45

Inside Out 2 U
1h 36m
In Pixar's eagerly anticipated sequel to their Oscar-winning animation, Riley becomes a teeanger and has a whole new set of emotions to help her navigate her way through new friendships and changing family relationships.

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