Film Club: “Capricorn One” – 1970’s Thrillers Part 1


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Date(s) - 29/09/2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Old Library Film Club kicks off this Autumn with a series of 1970’s Conspiracy Thrillers. Doors open at 7pm, and the movie starts at 7:45. Bring your own drinks, snacks, cushions and friends, and settle back to enjoy our varied selection of films!

See the Old Library Film Club page for more details of this fantastic new club running at the Old Library from October 2017.

“Capricorn One”

Three astronauts are set to launch into space on the first mission to Mars. But when a mechanical failure surfaces that would kill the three men, NASA removes them from the Capricorn One capsule. To prevent a catastrophic loss of funding, NASA launches the capsule unmanned and requires the astronauts to film fake mission footage in a studio. However, the plan is compromised when an ambitious journalist discovers the conspiracy……

Clearly hinting at the famous conspiracy theory that the moon landings were faked and filmed by Stanley Kubrick this hugely enjoyable thriller is by turns dark, funny and tragic. Elliot Gould and James Brolin are fantastic in the lead roles and are backed up by a strong supporting cast and a sharp script.

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