August 12, 2018
24 Reed Ave, Saint Andrews, NB E5B 1A1
(USA., 119 min., 2014, rated R).
Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a black comedy telling the story of Riggan Thomson, an actor. His famous movie role from over twenty years ago was of the comic book superhero Birdman in the blockbuster movie of the same name. The role took over his life. Now past middle age, Riggan is trying to establish himself as a true artist by writing, directing, starring in and co-producing with his best friend Jake in his Broadway debut. He is staking his name, reputation and life savings on the project. Going through the process of the previews toward opening night, Riggan runs into several issues, including battling his ego and attempts to recover his family and career. But his biggest problem may be his own insecurities, manifested by constantly hearing what he believes to be the truth from the voice of his Birdman character. Winner of the Oscar for Best Picture in 2015.
The St. Andrews Film Society will screen this 2014 production, rated R, on Sunday, August 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the W.C. O’Neill Arena Theatre in St. Andrews. Screening time is 119 minutes. All are welcome and admission is free, although donations are always welcome to help us with our expenses.