The most searching documentary of an actor ever put on film
Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. As exciting in form as it is in content. Listen to Me Marlon deconstructs the image of Marlon the legend and shows us his humanity, his pain, his pride, his simultaneous love and loathing for his work. Most tragically, it shows us how the sins of the father may pass down the generations despite everyone’s best intentions. "Moving and revelatory." – The independent "There's an eerie, unearthly fascination to this documentary…" – The Guardian Certificate: 15. Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"Like the man himself, compelling and confounding in equal measure."