Cinema Book Club: The Shawshank Redemption
Director: Frank Darabont
Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
Release Date: Fri 03 Mar 1995
Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Film and Best Actor, this film is an extraordinary tale of hope, friendship and survival inside a maximum security prison. City Banker, Andy Dufresne, arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947, convicted of two brutal murders, he received a double life sentence. Within the confines of Shawshank, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red. He also becomes popular with the warden and the prison's guards as he is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes. With an extraordinary twist in the tale, Andy finds that survival comes down to a simple choice; get busy living or get busy dying.
Don't forget you can go to Charlie Byrne's Bookshop and mention the Pálás Book Club to get 10% off your copy, then join us at Pálás to watch the film and discuss the (de)merits of each in the bar afterwards. If you show your Charlie Byrne's receipt at Pálás you get 10% off your ticket as well!