Catford Film Present – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)
Date: Sunday 27th May
Time: 19:30 – First come gets the best seats
Place: Catford Constitutional Club
Cost: Free Event
Information taken from Catford Film Facebook
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from director Martin McDonagh about a vigilante mother who takes matters into her own hands as she searches for her daughter’s murderer. Fueled by fury, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) erects three provocative highway signs to catch the eye of the town’s revered Chief of Police Bill Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), who has made few inroads finding a culprit. Hoping the incendiary messages spur Willoughby’s unprincipled protégé Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell) into action, Mildred ignites a firestorm in the community as the police force evades charges of racism and corruption.
The Times – The Venice Film Festival erupted with rapturous admiration at the premiere of Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The crime film, which was four times marked by spontaneous applause from the watching press corps, is the pinnacle of McDonagh’s directorial career so far.
The Hollywood Reporter – While the film continues almost throughout to generate great whoops of shocking laughter, it’s the notes of genuine sorrow, compassion and contrition that resonate.
ScreenCrush – It is a movie about how anger consumes and destroys, and how the only cure for that anger is empathy, something that’s in short supply these days but Three Billboards has in abundance.