Event title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (15)
Venue: Kinokulture Cinema, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Telephone: 01691 238167
Event description: This screening is taking place as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
In celebration of Jack Nicholson’s 80th birthday, the BFI will re-release the legendary, multi-Oscar-winning drama One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest in cinemas UK-wide.
Nicholson’s unforgettable performance as the ingenious, heroic free spirit RP ‘Mac’ McMurphy, who leads an uprising in the men’s ward of a mental hospital run by callous Nurse Rached (Louise Fletcher), won him his first best actor Oscar.
Adapted from Ken Kesey’s bestselling 1962 novel, directed by Milos Forman (Amadeus, Man on the Moon) and produced by Saul Zaentz (Amadeus, The English Patient) and Michael Douglas (his first producer role), One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest was only the second film ever to win the ‘big five’ Oscars. It also won six BAFTAs and six Golden Globes.
The brilliant supporting cast of hospital patients, who interacted together throughout the story, were selected from over 100 actors after multiple auditions. Mostly unknown at the time, they included Danny DeVito – in his first major role – as Martini, Brad Dourif (Billy Bibbit), who has had a hugely successful stage and screen career ever since, Christopher Lloyd (future star of the Back to the Future trilogy) in his first film role and the Native American painter Will Sampson as Chief Bromden.
Adults £7, Children Under 16 £5. All bookings have an additional booking fee. You can book on-line, by telephone or visting the cinema in person.