Pop Ritzy Cinema: Birdman
From classic films, to crowd-pleasers, Ritzy Cinema shows 'em all
Pop Ritzy is the renowned Ritzy cinema's pop-up sixth screen. They'll be showing a mixture of specially curated favourites, classics and crowd-pleasers, all within the unique atmosphere of the Pop Brixton venue. Next up in the series of screenings Is the Oscar-winning Birdman. Directed by the inimitable Alejandro Iñárritu, Birdman is a black comedy that tell the story of former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson. With the help of his best friend and lawyer, Riggan mounts an ambitious Broadway production which he hopes will breathe life into his career. As the opening night approaches, a castmate is injured, forcing Riggan to hire an actor who's 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 damn 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."