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Arrow Video Club - Time Bandits

18th January 2018

Join us at London's best independent central cinema - The Prince Charles - on January 18 for the next Arrow Video Club screening, Terry Gilliam's wonderful fantasy film TIME BANDITS.

As ever, Arrow staff will be on hand for some giveaways on the night, so book a ticket now, and we'll see you there!

Synopsis: The film that established Terry Gilliam as more than just Monty Python’s resident animator, this delightfully inventive children’s fantasy is about young Kevin (Craig Warnock) who finds himself travelling through holes in the space-time continuum in the company of half a dozen fractious dwarfs. 

Along the way, he encounters Agamemnon (Sean Connery), Robin Hood (John Cleese), Napoleon (Ian Holm) and winds up as a passenger on the Titanic, although not necessarily in that order. But is this just random entertainment laid on for history fan Kevin’s benefit, or part of a wider struggle between the forces of good (Ralph Richardson) and evil (David Warner)?

At the time, this was a rare example of a small-budget British film successfully taking on American blockbusters. Now, it's a much-loved fantasy classic bursting with inspired images and ideas: Gilliam and co-writer Michael Palin (who also appears) are clearly enjoying themselves as much as their audience. 

For more information, visit the page at the Prince Charles Cinema website.

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