One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

In cinemas 14 April 2017

Adapted from Ken Kesey’s novel, the film centres on Randle McMurphy (Nicholson), a convict who simulates mental illness in the hope that a transfer to psychiatric hospital might ensure his early release. But he hasn’t bargained for the rigid regimen of Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher, also superb), who dislikes his disruptive — though he’d say liberating — effect on the ward.

Inspired casting (Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif and Christopher Lloyd are among the patients) and Forman’s naturalistic direction lend authenticity to the proceedings, so that the film succeeds both as anti-authoritarian parable and as an affecting reminder of the psychiatric practices of the past.

Geoff Andrew

Venues

14-29 April 2017
BFI Southbank

14-18 April 2017
Electric Cinema, Birmingham

14-20 April 2017
Light House, Dublin
IFI, Dublin
Filmhouse, Edinburgh

18 April 2017
Odeon Bath
Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
Odeon Bournemouth
Odeon Cardiff
Odeon Chelmsford
Odeon Covent Garden
Odeon Glasgow Quay
Odeon Guildford
Odeon Huddersfield
Odeon Kingston
Odeon Lincoln
Odeon Liverpool One
Odeon Manchester Printworks
Odeon Metrocentre Gateshead
Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
Odeon Norwich
Odeon Oxford
Odeon Richmond
Odeon Southampton
Odeon Turnbridge Wells
Odeon Wimbledon
Odeon Point Village, Dublin, Ireland
Odeon Limerick, Ireland
Odeon Coolock, Ireland
Odeon Stillorgan, Ireland
Odeon Waterford, Ireland
Odeon Belfast, Northern Ireland

23 April 2017
Savoy Cinemas, Boston

23-26 April 2017
HOME, Manchester
Savoy Cinemas, Worksop
Savoy Cinemas, Corby

25 & 30 April 2017
Showcase Bluewater Cinema de Lux
Showcase Bristol Avonmeads
Showcase Bristol de Lux
Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
Showcase Derby Cinema de Lux
Showcase Derby Foresters Park
Showcase Dudley
Showcase Glasgow
Showcase Leeds Cinema de Lux
Showcase Leicester Cinema de Lux
Showcase Liverpool
Showcase Manchester
Showcase Newham
Showcase Nottingham Cinema de Lux
Showcase Paisley
Showcase Peterborough Cinema de Lux
Showcase Reading Cinema de Lux
Showcase Southampton Cinema de Lux
Showcase Teesside
Showcase Walsall

28 April 2017
No. 6 Portsmouth

28 April — 4 May 2017
Tyneside Cinema
Showroom, Sheffield

30 April 2017
Little Theatre, Bath
National Media Museum, Bradford
Duke of Yorks, Brighton
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
Picturehouse Central, London
Clapham Picturehouse
Crouch End Picturehouse
East Dulwich Picturehouse
Cameo, Edinburgh
Exeter Picturehouse
Greenwich Picturehouse
Hackney Picturehouse
FACT, Liverpool
Cinema City, Norwich
Phoenix, Oxford
Harbour Lights, Southampton
Stratford East Picturehouse, London
Picturehouse York
Errol Flynn, Northampton
Savoy Cinema, Heaton Moor

30 April — 1 May 2017
Glasgow Film Theatre

1 May 2017
Connaught, Worthing
Campus West Welwyn Garden City
Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds

1 & 3 May 2017
Warwick Arts Centre

6 May 2017
Everyman Screen on the Green, Islington

7 May 2017
Regal Cinema, Melton
Abbeygate Cinema

8 May 2017
Kinokulture, Oswestry

10 May 2017
Whitgift Centre, Grimsby

15 & 18 May 2017
Savoy Cinemas, Nottingham

22 May 2017
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries

17 & 22 June 2017
Courtyard, Hereford

23 June 2017
Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

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