SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019


UK, Norway
1985, 126 mins
Production: Goldcrest Films International, Viking Films
Language: English
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: Robert Dillon
Director: Hugh Hudson
DoP: Bernard Lutic
Composer: John Corigliano
Producer: Irwin Winkler
Editor: Stuart Baird
Cast: Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright, Dave King


Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his young son Ned is conscripted into the British Army as a drummer by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur.

Director’s biography

Hugh Hudson was born in 1936 in London, England. He was among a generation of British directors who began their career making documentaries and television commercials. In 1981 Hudson directed the Academy Award and BAFTA Award Best Picture CHARIOTS OF FIRE, a film ranked 19th in the British Film Institute’s list of Top 100 British films. In 2003, Hudson was also given a special Cannes Lions award on the 50th Anniversary of the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

Director’s filmography (selected)

2016 Altamira
2000 I Dreamed of Africa
1999 My Life so Far
1995 Lumiere and Company
1991 The King of Ads
1989 Lost Angels
1985 Revolution
1984 Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
1981 Chariots of Fire