The Spring All-Nighter 2018 Preview

Oh my God! We're having a firesale! Oh, the burning! It burns me! Evacuate all the schoolchildren! This isn't a fever! Can't even see where the knob is! And scene.


While you should never falsely shout "fire" in a crowded theater, I think we'll have to make an exception here. Like days on a calendar, the Spring All-Nighter is back a year later, and this one's a real doozy, I tell ya. This Tuesday (20 March), we'll be showing Coco, Black Panther, The Shape of Water, The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, and The Florida Project back-to-back-to-back-and so on in one night. In case you weren't counting, that's six films, 25 Oscar Nominations, and eight Oscar Awards for just £10! Unfortunately, like any good deal, tickets are selling fast, perhaps as fast as hotcakes would!


You can get them here! If you don't manage to get tickets, we will be showing repeat screenings of Coco and Black Panther on Wednesday evening (21 March) as well.


For those with tickets already, here's a short preview to prepare you for each film. You can jump to each film here: Coco, Black Panther, The Shape of Water, The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, The Florida Project,


Coco, 18:00 20 March 2018

Quick information:

Director: Lee Unkrich.
Length: 105 minutes.
Rating: U.
Mid-credits scene? No.
After-credits scene? No.

First up, Coco. While young Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez) aspires to be a musician just like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) - the most famous musician in all of Mexican history - he must also dream in secret, for he lives under a generations-old family ban on music. Of course, it won't stop him from achieving his goals. As he follows in de la Cruz's footsteps, he soon finds himself transported to the magical Land of the Dead. Aided by his trusty sidekick-and-dog Dante, Miguel must now find his way back to the land of the living. Coco won the Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song with the song Remember Me.


The Pixar film also stars Gael Garcia Bernal as Hector Rivera, Alanna Ubach as Mama Imelda Rivera, Renee Victor as Elena Rivera, Ana Ofelia Murguia as Mama Socorro Rivera, Alfonso Arau as Papa Julio Rivera.


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Black Panther, 20:40 20 March 2018

Quick information:

Director: Ryan Coogler.
Length: 134 minutes.
Rating: 12A.
Mid-credits scene? Yes.
After-credits scene? Yes.

Next up, Black Panther. Following shortly after the events in Captain America: The Winter Soldier - where T'Chaka, Wakanda's reigning monarch, died - his son T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) must return home to assume the throne. To the rest of the world, Wakanda is a third-world country with no natural resources, but that is far from the truth. Underneath the facade, Wakanda is effectively a technological utopia, built atop a foundation of vibranium.


However, as T'Challa begins his reign as the new king, he finds that things are not as stable as they seem. Ghosts from Wakanda's past reemerge and threaten to drag the nation into ruin. Up front and center is Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis), an international weapons dealer, with a particular interest in vibranium.


The film also stars Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Winston Duke as M'Baku, and Forest Whitaker as Zuri.


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Shortly before the film released, an official album, curated by Kendrick Lamar, was also released. Though the album includes some songs in the film's soundtrack, the majority do not feature. Despite that, it's still worth a listen. Enjoy!


The Shape of Water, 23:40 20 March 2018

Quick information:

Director: Guillermo del Toro.
Length: 123 minutes.
Rating: 15.
Mid-credits scene? No.
After-credits scene? No.

Coming off 13 total Oscar nominations, including four wins (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design) is The Shape of Water. Set in 1962, the film follows Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a mute cleaning lady, who works at a high-security government lab in Baltimore. She soon finds out that the facility houses a mysterious amphibious creature captured from South America. While the scientists there look to study it, Elisa forms an unlikely connection with the creature and decides to help it instead.


The film also stars Michael Shannon as Colonel Richard Strickland, Richard Jenkins as Giles, Octavia Spencer as Zelda Delilah Fuller, and Doug Jones as "Amphibian Man".


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The Post, 01:55 21 March 2018

Quick information:

Director: Steven Spielberg.
Length: 116 minutes.
Rating: 12A.
Mid-credits scene? No.
After-credits scene? No.

Based on true events in the 70s, The Post focuses on the journalists - primarily focusing on the newspaper's publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) and executive editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) - at The Washington Post, who risked their careers to publish the classified Pentagon Papers. The film was nominated for two Oscars. With distrust of the media at a seemingly all-time high, The Post should serve as a reminder for not just the media's, but all of our responsibilities to seek the truth.


The film also stars Sarah Paulson as Tony Bradlee, Bob Odenkirk as Ben Bagdikian, Bradley Whitford as Arthur Parsons, and Alison Brie as Lally Graham.


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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, 04:05 21 March 2018

Quick information:

Director: Martin McDonagh.
Length: 115 minutes.
Rating: 15.
Mid-credits scene? No.
After-credits scene? No.


After the local police fail to make progress in the rape and murder of the teenage Angela Hayes (Kathryn Newton), her mother Mildred (Frances McDormand) decides to take matters into her own hands, renting out three billboards targeted at the town's chief of police, Bill Willoughby (Woody Harrelson). The billboards read: "Raped while dying", "And still no arrests?", and "How come, Chief Willoughby?". Tensions rise as the two sides come to a head. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was nominated for six Oscars, winning two (Best Actress - Frances McDormand, and Best Supporting Actor - Sam Rockwell).


The film also stars Sam Rockwell as Officer Dixon, John Hawkes as Charlie Hayes, Lucas Hedges as Robbie Hayes, and Peter Dinklage as James.


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The Florida Project, 06:10 21 March 2018

Quick information:

Director: Sean Baker.
Length: 109 minutes.
Rating: 15.
Mid-credits scene? No.
After-credits scene? No.


And finally, to end the night, we have The Florida Project. Set at a budget motel, called "The Magic Castle", just outside of Disneyland, the film follows Halley (Bria Vinaite) and her daughter Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) over their stay at the hotel for the summer. The film looks to juxtapose the joy and adventure of childhood with the harsh reality surrounding them. It was also nominated for a single Oscar (Best Supporting Actor).


It also stars Willem Dafoe as Bobby Hicks, Valeria Cotto as Jancey, Mela Murder as Ashley, and Christopher Rivera as Scooty.


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Those are the six films in this All-Nighter! Again, Spring All-Nighter tickets are still on sale online, but there aren't many left! Get them here! We will have repeat screenings of Coco and Black Panther on Wednesday evening, and an NT Live showing of Julius Caesar on Thursday, so don't miss out on those either! Check out our Twitter, Facebook, and Imperial Cinema website’s got all your needs covered! And finally, thanks for reading!

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