The Great Gatsby

Dir: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire
143mins   2013   US, Australia   12A   English   

The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering husband, Tom Buchanan. Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.

It retains the raw power of the original story without sacrificing thematic intimacy, and that is a rare achievement indeed - Matthew Lucas, The Dispatch

This film is screened for the Book to Film Club so please book the Course Participant ticket and arrive at 10:30 if you wish to take part in the introduction and post film discussion.


Thu 1 October