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Blackberry (N/C 15+)

4 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venues: Cineworld Renfrew Street - Screen 2 - View a Map


UK Premiere

Matt Johnson (The Dirties, Nirvanna the Band the Show) applies his distinct brand of filmmaking to this stranger than fiction re-telling of the meteoric rise and catastrophic fall of Blackberry phones. Research In Motion founders, Douglas Fregin (Johnson) and Mike Lazaridis (Jay Baruchel) are struggling to make headway on what they believe is the next step in smart technology. When a chance meeting with Jim Balsillie (Glenn Howerton) leads to the company propelling into profit, the need to stay ahead of competitors causes cracks to appear and the usually tight knit pair are pushed to breaking point by Balsillie’s nefarious business tactics.

The screenings on Friday 3 March and Saturday 4 March will be followed by a Q&A with Matt Johnson, hosted by Chris Kumar.

Thanks to Paramount

GFF23 Programmer Picks

This title is one of our programmer's top picks from the festival!

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  • Director Matt Johnson
  • Cast Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton, Matt Johnson
  • Country Canada
  • Year of Production 2023
  • Running Time 2h2m
  • Certificate N/C 15+
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