7:30 PM, 3rd September, 2023
NOTE: THIS IS A RE-SCREENING OF BARBIE DUE TO A FULL HOUSE AT OUR ORIGINAL SCREENING OF THE FILM ON AUGUST 26
In the seemingly perfect utopia of Barbie Land, everyone is happy and – to borrow a line from another similarly self-aware film based on a popular line of toys – everything is awesome. The world is populated by an abundance of Barbies, each partnered with a Ken, of which there are also many. When one Barbie (Margot Robbie) begins to question her existence, she must leave Barbie Land and venture into the real world to discover her true purpose. But she’s not alone: along for the ride is her Ken (Ryan Gosling), who is determined to be more than a mere accessory.
In a year with new works from the likes of Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, it’s hard to believe that Barbie would be among the most popular and anticipated films of 2023. Or perhaps some colourful, fun cinematic confection is exactly what the world needs right now.