It's a Locke

Vine Street at the Movies will be presenting a riveting and unusual drama for its February offering. Locke (rated R), written and directed by Steven Knight, generated numerous award nominations and wins for its director and for its star, Tom Hardy. The film will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. Note that due to the concurrent Room in the Inn event, we will be meeting in the Youth Room.

Ivan Locke is a man who makes his living ensuring that problems do not happen in the massive construction projects over which he has charge, especially in the no-mistakes-allowed pouring of concrete foundations. That is the irony in this one-man show about the effects of a single mistake on an honorable man’s life. Locke is both a tightly-structured thriller and a character study, and despite the fact that no one dies or is even in danger, it will keep you on the edge of your seat. It may also remind viewers of a certain Biblical character who had the capacity to persevere in spite of the numerous tribulations that were heaped upon him.

Claudia Puig (USA Today) says Locke is “… a magnificent drama that resounds with powerful, universal themes. The sole actor on screen, Tom Hardy, gives a tour-de-force performance. But the real innovation lies in the way writer-director Steven Wright chooses to tell the tale—in real time and in a tightly constrained space.” Puig continues, “The film blurs the line between theater and film in a thoroughly unconventional and exhilarating fashion.”

Join Vine Street at the Movies—now on the first Wednesday of the month—hosted by Jim Carls.