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Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: The Matrix

One of the most strikingly original and influential films of the modern era returns looking as vivid and visionary as ever for a special 20th anniversary screening at Film4 Summer Screen.

Certificate 15
Duration 136 mins
Film starts approximately 21.00

A spectacular surprise when it arrived in cinemas seemingly out of nowhere back in 1999, directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s game changing blockbuster is a thrilling action filled ride, a special effects revolution and a provocative trip across multiple plains of being and consciousness.

Keanu Reeves, as computer hacker Neo, is our guide through this mind bending science-fiction landscape – we’re right there with him when he chooses between the blue pill and the red pill, taking us down the rabbit hole into a brave new world of cyberpunk cinema.

Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving provide memorable human elements to make sure the machines don’t take over the whole film, with the Wachowskis unleashing ground breaking bullet time and wire-fu effects to enhance the already eye-popping action.

The virtual worlds and alternate realities proposed by the film are no longer so far-fetched, so step back/forward into The Matrix – twenty years on – and experience the future now.

DJ Will White from Propellerheads will set the intergalactic mood with a live DJ set from 19.00.

12 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


12 August
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