Midtown Sounds Presents Rocketman - Elton John Biopic

When's it happening?

Date: Friday 21st February 2020
Times: Doors 7.45pm Start 8.00pm
Admission: Free - Booking Essential
Ages: 15

What's it about?

As part of this year’s Midtown Sounds - The Braid Film Theatre is bringing you ROCKETMAN

This is a free screening and will be preceded by the Launch of the 2020 Midtown Sounds music festival

To book your place please purchase a ticket here or ring the Braid Box Office on 028 25635077



Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film based on the life of musician Elton John. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it stars Taron Egerton as Elton John, with Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Eileen. The film follows John in his early days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his musical partnership with Taupin. The film is titled after John's 1972 song "Rocket Man."

Rocketman premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 16 May 2019, and was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2019 and in the United States on 31 May 2019. It grossed $195 million worldwide against its $40 million budget and received largely positive reviews from critics, with general praise for Egerton's performance, the costume design and musical numbers.  For his performance, Egerton received numerous nominations, including the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. The film also won both Best Original Song at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, Best Song at the 25th Critics' Choice Awards and won Best Original Song at the 92nd Academy Awards for "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again", and at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards earned four nominations, including Outstanding British Film.

Run Time: 121 minutes

* This film has been certified only suitable for those over 15 years of age*

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