Thursday, December 27
7:00 PM @ The Ellen Theatre
A well-told story brought to life by a beautifully matched cast, The Old Man & the Gun is pure, easygoing entertainment for film fans – and a fitting farewell to a legend. Stars Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek. Rated PG13. 93 minutes. HI/VI. Nominated for Golden Globe – Best Actor
‘HIS WORK HERE IS NATURAL, SUBTLE, INGRATIATING AND DOESN’T MISS A TRICK.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
The Old Man and the Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
Robert Redford, who has said this will be his last screen role, is still a charismatic presence, whose age has done nothing to diminish his ability to command the screen. If it’s truly his final performance, the film is an entertaining and fitting farewell to a legend, bolstered by an exceptionally fine supporting cast. 90% RT. Rated PG13, the film runs 93 minutes.