|Thursday 6th September - 8pm|
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MOLLY'S GAME is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.
The directorial début of Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game has all of the verbal gymnastics and rapid-fire monologues we expect from his writing; similar levels of visual dynamism are brought to the breathlessly paced narrative. Molly’s interactions with her lawyer Charlie (Idris Elba) act as a framing device for a series of flashbacks detailing the circuitous route she took from promising Olympic skier, under the tutelage of her father (Kevin Costner), to becoming the self-made ‘Princess of Poker’.