Full Price: £7.50
127 minutes | 2019 | USA
Reduced capacity and socially-distanced seating.
A shocking and heroic true story of an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to expose a brazen and lengthy history of chemical waste pollution in West Virginia.
Based on a New York Times article, the story follows tenacious attorney Robert Bilott, who investigates the unexplained deaths of his grandmother’s neighbour’s cattle. Thus begins a decades-long legal battle between Bilott and DuPont, a large chemical company who dumped toxic materials into local land for decades, poisoning not just animals, but people too. In the process Bilott risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life – to expose the truth.
Haynes and long-time cinematographer Ed Lachman have created a creepy, bleak palette for the film, with the pair saying they were inspired by classic 70s whistle-blower movies. The result is a riveting, responsible and deeply unsettling film about the search for justice, the boundaries of science, and a poisonous legal system.
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