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Thunder Road

Thunder Road
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14 Jun 2019

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Hyde Park Picture House

Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD

Thunder Road opening scene takes place in a church – police officer Jim Arnaud (Jim Cummings) faces grieving friends and relatives to deliver a eulogy for his late mother. His improvised speech, although funny at first, soon feels discomforting for everyone involved. On the verge of a break-down, Jim’s mood rapidly changes from elation to rage that makes the whole occasion humiliating. The speech alone summarises Jim’s character slowly falling apart – unable to cope with his mother’s death, stressful job and losing bond with his only daughter Crystal while fighting over the custody with his hated ex-wife.

Based on a 2016 short film by Jim Cummings, Thunder Road is an unsettling comedy that will see you leave the cinema either with a smile, or in tears. It is a deep character study of a man struggling through his issues, and a deeply authentic film that stays with its audience long after the credits roll.

DIRECTOR: Jim Cummings
DETAILS: US, 2018, 80mins, 15
STARRING: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson
F-RATING: No

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Wheelchair Access

Level access is available to the stalls via the Brudenell Road fire exit. There are four wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Sadly at this time our toilets are not accessible via wheelchair. 

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