At The Flix: The Lion King, The Lehman Trilogy & Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk
The Lion King (PG)
Starring: Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles, Seth Rogen
Director: Jon Favreau
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Release Date: 19 July
Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The Lehman Trilogy - Live from NT
Starring: Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, Will Harrison-Wallace
Director: Sam Mendes
Genre: Event Cinema
Release Date: 25 July
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.
Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk (PG)
Starring: Ben Crenshaw, Nick Faldo, Bill Murray
Director: Jason Baffa
Release Date: 23 July
Centuries old and enjoyed by tens of millions of people worldwide, golf is seen by many as more than a sport. Loopers explores the incredible personal bond that a golfer and a caddie develop through hours of time together. It is often said that a good caddie does three things: show up, keep up and shut up. But a great caddie wears many hats. They’re the player’s psychologist, mother/father figure, technical advisor and confidante. The film unveils the working dynamic between famous partnerships like the heartfelt story of Tom Watson and his caddie Bruce Edwards. Loopers is a visual tour de force shot on the iconic courses of Pebble Beach, Augusta National, St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Prestwick, Ballybunion, and Lahinch. A must-watch document of the game of golf as you’ve never seen it before.
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