Oscar season classic

Date: 07/03/2016 14:03

Film buffs will have a rare opportunity to see 1978's multi-Oscar winning The Deer Hunter, on the big screen, at the Strand Arts Centre.

Regularly cited as one of the great, unflinching depictions of war and the human capacity to endure, The Deer Hunter was Director Michael Cimino's masterpiece. The film represents one of Hollywood's earliest attempts to portray and process the tragedy and horrors of Vietnam, focusing on the devastation wrought by the conflict on a group of friends from a small, blue-collar town on the outskirts of Pittsburgh.

Featuring astounding performances from Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale and Meryl Streep, the film won five Oscars, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor - for Walken.

The film will be introduced by Irene Blanchard of the East Belfast Community Counselling centre, who will discuss the role of the centre in dealing with, and raising awareness of, post-traumatic stress.

The Deer Hunter screens at the Strand Arts Centre on Thursday, 10 March, at 8pm. Tickets £3.50.

 "When a man says no to champagne, he says no to life." Julien, The Deer Hunter (1978)

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