American Animals (15) + Q&A with writer/director Bart Layton

This isn't based on a true story, this happened. Writer-director Bart Layton (The Imposter) takes the heist movie into bold new territory with this believable but true story of four young men who attempt one of the most audacious art heists in US history.

Barry Keoghan and Even Peters play two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky, who upon enrolling in college realise that their lives may in fact never be important or special in any way.

Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they plan the brazen theft of some of the world’s most valuable books from the special collections room of the college Library. Enlisting two more friends, (Jared Abrahamson and Blake Jenner), and taking their cues from heist movies, the gang meticulously plots the theft and subsequent fence of the stolen artworks.

Writer/director of American Animals Bart Layton joins us for a Q&A screening following the film.

Tuesday 4 September 6.15pm, Curzon Soho.

Tickets £17.50 / £15.00 for Curzon Members.

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