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93 minutes


DIRECTOR: David Lowery

WITH: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter

The Old Man and the Gun is rumoured to be Robert Redford’s last movie acting role. It’s based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to a string of heists that confounded the authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who is captivated by Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.


short reel student award

ShortReel 2018’s winning film will premiere at the Saturday 27th screening.

The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge and the Eastern region but also throughout the UK.