1980 ( USA ) ( Adventure, Comedy, Crime )
DIRECTOR: John Landis
STARRING: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway
For brilliantly executed slapstick comedy, wildly inventive car chases, unforgettable lines and a stonking blues soundtrack, you just can’t beat The Blues Brothers. The story of Jake and Elwood Blues, two petty criminals who set self-interest aside to try to save an orphanage, is one of the all-time greatest road movies, featuring sadistic nuns, bitter Illinois Nazis, the most police cars ever brought together for one pursuit, and a psychotically vengeful Carrie Fisher. It also stars some of the greatest musicians who ever lived, with perfectly integrated performances by the likes of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Cab Calloway, and James Brown as a charismatic preacher man.
Despite its excesses, this is an exquisitely realised film, the stunts are still awe-inspiring, and there are plenty of laughs. They really were thinking big.
Tickets on sale 4th February 2019
Please Note. This film is being shown as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival and is not part of a double bill showing. Tickets can be purchased from Quinn’s at £5 each for Octagon Member’s. They can also be purchased on-line from Leicester Comedy Festival’s website at http:://comedy-festival.co.uk. Tickets bought on-line from this web-site will cost £7 each but Octagon members who have purchased tickets on-line will receive a £2 refund if they show their on-line booking receipt and membership card when attending the theatre to see the film.