Love and Mercy 28.10.16
FIRST FILM OF OUR SIXTH ANNUAL FILM SEASON, AND CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF PET SOUNDS BY THE BEACH BOYS.
Set in the 1960s, young songwriter Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) finds himself in the midst of extraordinary success after scoring numerous hit records with The Beach Boys. Following a panic attack, he resigns from concert touring and ventures into the studio intent on creating “the greatest album ever made”, Pet Sounds. Meanwhile, his grip on reality slowly loosens as he attempts to cope with the overwhelming voices in his head.
Later, in the 1980s, a middle-aged Wilson (John Cusack) is shown to be a broken, confused man under the pharmacological and legal thrall of his abusive therapist Dr. Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti). After meeting Wilson, Cadillac saleswoman Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks) is determined to save him from Landy’s manipulation.
Come along and celebrate Hoylake Community Cinema’s FIFTH BIRTHDAY with a free glass of bubbly as you arrive and some other very special surprises!