STARRED UP

An uncompromising portrayal of a young convict's life behind bars

19 year old Eric (Jack O'Connell), arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father (Ben Mendelsohn, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES). As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates - and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past breaking point - Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist (Rupert Friend, "Homeland"). Torn between gang politics, prison corruption, and a glimmer of something better, Eric finds himself in a fight for his own life, unsure if his own father is there to protect him or join in punishing him.

Written by prison system therapist Jonathan Asser, STARRED UP is a merciless, uncompromising portrayal of a dehumanizing life behind bars, and the most accomplished film of director David Mackenzie's career; as father and son, Mendelsohn and O'Connell give extraordinary performances, charting a path that resembles Greek tragedy.

Directed by  David Mackenzie

Starring Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend

UK | 2014 | NR | 106 min

Tough and terrific. - The Times

It marries ferocious, unnerving violence and waves of profanity to powerful, psychologically acute performances … - LA Times

A ferocious psychodrama that locks you in and refuses to let you go. The New York Times

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Show Dates & Times:

10/17/14 - Friday

8:00 pm,

10/18/14 - Saturday

5:30 pm,
Admission: 

$8.50/Adults, $7.50/Seniors, Under 12

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