The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s stunning adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel it to be screened at Bridport Arts Centre. There are three copies of the book and three stunning quad posters up for grabs in a free prize draw. The film stars Carey Mulligan who is currently filming Far From the Madding Crowd in West Dorset.
The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire starring as Nick Carraway; Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan as Tom and Daisy Buchanan; Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson; and newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker. Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan will play the role of Meyer Wolfsheim.
The film will be screened on the Arts Centre’s state of the art digital equipment on Thursday 26 September, 1pm & 7.30pm and Sunday 29 September, 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £6 Adult, £5 members and Concessions and £4 under 16s, buy five tickets get one free.
To enter the prize draw simply give your email address to the box office when booking tickets.