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Twelve Monkeys

Wed 16 April 2014 // 20:00

Wed 16th April, 8pm, £5/4
Dir: Terry Gilliam, 1995, USA, 129 mins, Cert: 15

Following Zero Theorem, we delve back into Terry Gilliam’s warped psyche in this cult classic sci-fi mystery. Bruce Willis plays James Cole a convict in the year 2035 who can earn parole if he agrees to travel back in time and thwart a devastating plague. Finding himself sent too far back to 1990 he is incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital where he meets a fanatical animal rights activist, played by Brad Pitt, who may hold the answer to stopping the virus…

Inspired by Chris Marker’s ‘La Jetee’, and specifically, characters being haunted by the image of their own death. Twelve Monkeys studies the subjective nature of memories and their effect upon perceptions of reality. A haunting and beautiful sci-fi film.