Heineken Star Screenings are back! Once again, Heineken are teaming up with Picturehouse Cinemas to bring you free previews of the hottest new films before the Box Office even opens. You saw it here first.
Heineken and Picturehouse are giving you and a friend the chance to preview Mississippi Grind (15) on Tuesday 20 October at Clapham Picturehouse ahead of its UK release on Friday 23 October.
Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck. Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller. USA 2015. 109 mins.
This dazzling addition to the canon of great gambling films is as much about a bond between two deeply flawed personalities as it is about the tensions of risk.
Giving his best ever performance, Ben Mendelsohn is Gerry, an estate agent mired in gambling debts and consumed by his addiction. His luck seems to improve after he meets Curtis (Reynolds), a younger, highly confident card sharp. Foreseeing a winning streak, Gerry persuades Curtis to join him as they gamble their way along the Mississippi river. The desire to win compels them both, and they head down to New Orleans for a big poker game that might save Gerry’s bacon. Curtis’s sometime girlfriend (Miller) senses that the pair are ultimately doomed in this bittersweet road movie from writer-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson).
Head over to www.startreatment.co.uk/staraccess before Thursday 15 October to apply for tickets.