American Animals
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American Animals

Thu
14
Thu Jun 14 8:40 PM
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State Theatre
Wheelchair
Code 2153
General Admission / Allocated
15+
116 Mins | Bart Layton
June
Thu Jun 14

Fri Jun 15

American Animals is an unbelievable but true story of four college students who are determined to transcend their boring middle class existence. They hatch a plot to pull off an incredible heist: stealing a number of incredibly valuable volumes from their college’s under protected rare books collection. Using a great cast of young talents like Barry Keoghan and Blake Jenner, Layton’s brilliant strategy is to also incorporate the four actual subjects into the film. Older, and perhaps wiser, these four men reflect on their past misdeeds, frequently contradicting each other in their Rashomon-like testimonies. Quite unlike any other heist film, American Animals is an energetic, boundary-pushing thriller.

A riveting college-boy crime caper that speeds along on pure movie-adrenaline, before U-turning into a sobering reflection on young male privilege and entitlement. – Guy Lodge, Variety

Both as a writer and director, Layton delivers the dramatic goods here with the skill of a pro at the top of his game... This has to rate among the most accomplished and fully realized big-screen debuts of recent times. – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

Festival guest: Bart Layton

Travelling Film Festival Newcastle, June 22 - 24: Tickets also available for American Animals at TFF Newcastle.

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Please note that this session is sold out.
June
Thu Jun 14

Fri Jun 15

State Theatre

49 Market Street Sydney, New South Wales, 2000