Genre: Drama, Foreign
Cast: Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn, Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ronald Pickup
Director: Joe Wright
Screenplay: Anthony Mccarten
Rated: PG-13 for some thematic material
Run Time: 124 minutes
Showtimes at The Bay Theatre:
Friday, January 26 – Thursday, February 1
Jan. 26: 7pm
Jan. 27-28: 3pm & 7pm
Jan. 29-Feb. 1: 7pm
“Never, Never, Never Surrender.”
During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman).
While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.
“Churchill, by way of Darkest Hour, hands the actor some of the best speeches of his career, and Oldman brings them vividly to life.”
“…more than remarkable.”