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October 26 @ 19:30 - 22:00
Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents: ERIN BROCKOVICH at Ealing Town Hall (26 OCT 19:30):
ERIN BROCKOVICH 2000 – cert 15 – 131 minutes – in English
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Written by Susannah Grant
Starring Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Peter Coyote, Cherry Jones
‘She brought a small town to its feet and a huge corporation to its knees.’
A down-on-her-luck single mother takes charge and powers her way from amateur to activist, assisting an attorney to file a class action lawsuit against an energy company, for contaminating a California community’s water supply, polluting the land and poisoning the people. Julia Roberts brings her mega-watt screen presence and talents to her Oscar-winning role, based on fact, and this underdog story about fighting for justice was a big hit with audiences.
Named Movie of the Year at the American Film Institute Awards: “with humour, texture and a fine attention to detail, with its luminescent performance by Julia Roberts, it accomplishes what all Hollywood films should aspire to: to excel both as art and as entertainment.”
Winner of many acting prizes, from the Academy Awards, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild, and multiple critics societies. Winner of several best director prizes from USA critics groups.
American Film Institute polls voted it among the top movie heroes and most inspiring movies.
Showing with the Women’s Equality Party – Ealing