Get excited, cinephiles – the acclaimed heist-thriller American Animals is the latest film in the Wild Turkey Bold Cinema Series at Everyman.
The second film from director Bart Layton, American Animals has been earning rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. The film is based on the true story of a 2004 heist in which four students planned to steal a rare book from a Kentucky university’s library. Combining interviews with the actual robbers with thrillingly recreated flashback scenes, American Animals blurs the lines between fiction and reality with extraordinary results.
Speaking about the film, director Bart Layton says, “American Animals isn’t about glamorising a heist – in fact, it’s kind of the opposite. The movie is real, it’s brutal and it’s based on a true story. The plot hasn’t been wildly exaggerated and hasn’t been fictionalised, you are constantly remembering that this is happening in the same world that you and I live and breathe in. And so, because of that, your engagement and investment in the story is heightened.”
But that’s not all: cinemagoers watching any of Wild Turkey’s film choices will enjoy a complimentary Wild Turkey 101 Old Fashioned cocktail, delivered direct to their seat ahead of the show. A perfect drink for a film worth toasting.