7:30 PM, 1st May, 2019
One of comedy and cinema’s greatest double acts, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appeared together in more than 100 short, silent and feature films over the course of a partnership that ran for nearly three decades.
This film picks up with Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Hardy (John C. Reilly) in 1953, with their golden years far behind them. Facing an uncertain future, they set out to reconnect with fans on a gruelling tour of variety halls across Britain, while awaiting news of financing for a planned comeback movie.
An affectionate behind-the-scenes look at the burdens and blessings of creative partnership, Stan & Ollie is a rare biopic that unabashedly celebrates its subjects – and deservingly so.