£7 concessions, £6.50 members
Length: 97 min
Director: Dave McCary
Cast: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill
Childhood is when impressionable minds open widest to the mesmerizing power of entertainment. Nearly everyone can recall connecting with a show so completely it feels like a magical world created just for you.
But what if it actually was?
Superfan James is obsessed with the clever if quaintly goofy kids’ show Brigsby Bear to the point of religiosity. A bright, sensitive young adult still living at home, he has grown up with this fantasy series, and the program has grown with him as well — getting more complex over the years. But to say James’ intensely protective parents have kept their son a bit sheltered is an understatement.
“Brigsby Bear begins as a dark, quirky comedy and ends with an unexpected, lingering emotional punch.” – The Skinny
“An outlandish high concept is a recipe for hope and humour in a film that bears viewing more than once.” – Total Film
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