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The Bikeriders

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  • SO Sold Out
  • SW Selling Well
  • FEW Last Few Seats
  • SUB Subtitled
  • AD Audio Descript Available
  • AF Autism Friendly
  • Directed by Jeff Nichols
  • Starring Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist
  • 2024 | 116mins | USA | BBFC Rating: (15)

Jeff Nichols delivers another layered, luminous piece of middle Americana, on the fall of one of its major biker gangs and the bonds within it.

In 1960s Illinois, truck-driving family man Johnny is inspired by The Wild One to create a new community for the rootless men around him. As it grows across states and attracts less law-abiding members, it becomes harder to keep peaceful – and creates a further clash between him, his unpredictable protégé Benny, and Benny’s smart, determined girlfriend. Inspired by Danny Lyon’s classic, intimately researched photo-book of the Outlaws MC, writer-director Nichols (Mud, Loving) reimagines its history as an absorbing epic tragedy, which balances lyrical nostalgia for a lost world with an open eye for the violence beside it. Tom Hardy, Austin Butler, and Jodie Comer give magnificently accented and nuanced performances.

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