Tyneside Cinema plays host to Third Films’ eagerly anticipated feature BYPASS in a series of screenings running to 06 May, offering North East audiences the chance to catch this “beautifully shot” film on the big screen (David Procter, New York Yimes).
BYPASS sees Duane Hopkins follow his award-winning directorial debut Better Things with a tough and tender character-driven thriller starring an unrecognisable George MacKay (Pride) as Tim.
Tim has no job, but he 'works', selling stolen goods... When his supplier is brutally attacked his world takes on a new dimension of menace. In the coming days he must face the prospect of becoming connected to more serious crime, more dangerous men - and with his health declining, a net of troubles closes around him.
Shot in the North East of England and backed with development funding from NFM, BYPASS is stylishly made with excellent performances from a cast including Donald Sumpter. Hopkins deftly weaves a fractured, poetic yet thrilling feature out of an urgent exploration of the brutal facts of life faced by young people with no job and no support.
Director: Duane Hopkins || Country of Origin: United Kingdom & Sweden || Year: 2014 || Cert. 15 || Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
When: Wed 06 May, 5.55pm - c.7.30pm
Where: Tyneside Cinema (Gallery), 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6QG
Booking: via Tyneside Cinema Box Office, on 0845 217 9909, in person or online.
For more on the direct distribution of BYPASS see Samm Haillay’s recent article in Screen.