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Brigsby Bear

Abducted as a baby, a young man is freed from his isolated bunker and strives to remake the only kids TV show he’s ever watched.

Credits

Dir Dave McCary
Prod Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Billy Rosenberg, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Will Allegra, Mark Roberts, Al Di
Scr Kevin Costello, Kyle Mooney
With Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill
USA
2017
97min
UK Distribution Sony Pictures Releasing

An edgy US indie about a kidnap victim who decides to remake the one TV show he obsessed over during his abduction. Brigsby Bear was a homemade children’s TV series featuring a heroic, man-sized teddy who offered unusual advice (‘Curiosity is an unnatural emotion’) to an audience of just one – James. Unexpectedly liberated from the desert bunker owned by his ‘parents’, with his beloved screen icon’s show abruptly ended, emotionally stunted James is adrift in the wider world. But what if he were to reboot ‘Brigsby’ himself? A testament to creativity as survival instinct, Saturday Night Live alumni director Dave McCary and co-writer/lead actor Kyle Mooney navigate their subversive balancing act (imagine Room crossed with Be Kind Rewind) with wit and warmth. It also features Claire Danes, Greg Kinnear and Mark Hamill in a rare non-Star Wars role that most definitely embraces the dark side.

Leigh Singer

Additional information

The screening on Wed 4 Oct has an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially sighted. Headphones are available on request.

The screening on Thu 5 Oct has an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially sighted. Headphones are available on request. It also has English language subtitles, including descriptions descriptions of non-dialogue audio, for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing.


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