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The Great Gatsby

Published Thursday, 25 April 2013
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Leonardo DiCaprio stars in director Baz Luhrmann's distinctive new visual interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel.

The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks.

Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio), across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton).

Nick finds himself drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.

Can you make a great film from a brilliant book? Well, no, not really, as the history of cinema is littered with botched movie adaptations of our favourite novels.

So, Australian director Baz Luhrmann takes on his most ambitious project to date, a big screen version of F.Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Great Gatsby.

But will this new version starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan be a box-office crash and lead to a great depression? Or will it have us swinging in the cinema to the sound and vision of the Jazz Age? Join us at Film Club to find out.

Brian Henry Martin

Enjoy an exclusive £5 promotional ticket price

The Great Gatsby 2D version, Wednesday 22 May 2013, 6.00pm

Dir: Baz Luhrmann, 2013, Drama- Romance. Cast: Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire

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Queen's Film Theatre and www.u.tv have joined forces to create a monthly Film Club which stimulates lively film conversations around new releases screening at QFT in Belfast.

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