Backyard Cinema Main Stage Outdoor Screening: Birdman
Another chance to catch one of the best films of 2014
Backyard Cinema have teamed up with Camden Market to bring you their very own outdoor summer film festival set across two screens. Sink into giant beanbags and lounge on deckchairs as you enjoy a selection of new releases, cult favourites and all-time classics. Based in Camden Lock Place, the main stage is the hub of entertainment before the screening serving fresh burgers, craft beer, cocktails and a decent helping of live DJs. Tonight’s offering on the huge screen is the winner of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography at 2014’s Oscars, Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. Birdman, or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance, is a black comedy that tell the story of a former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton). Riggan is mounting an ambitious Broadway production, with the help of his best friend and lawyer Jake (Zach Galifianakis), which he hopes will breathe new life into his stagnant career. As the opening night approaches, a castmate is injured, forcing Riggan to hire an actor (Edward Norton) who is guaranteed to shake things up; and shake things up he does. The result is an intellectually challenging and visually stunning film that tests the limits of cinema and questions the meaning of acting in the modern age. Pretty deep, but also pretty dam good. "As soon as it ends, you'll be dying to fly with it again." – Time Out "Birdman is everything you want movies to be: vital, challenging, intellectually alive, visually stunning, emotionally affecting." – Empire Certificate: 15. Valid ID required. Runtime: 1 hour 59 minutes.
"A delirious, hallucinatory showbiz comedy."