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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (15)

21 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue GFT 1
Location of GFT 1


Free Tickets

This is a free but ticketed show. Free tickets will only be available on the day from GFT, when the box office opens at 10am. First come, first served (maximum 2 tickets per person).

GFT / Thu 21 Feb (10.30)

Jane Fonda gives one of her best performances in this heartrending adaptation of the Horace McCoy novel. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? is set during the depths of the American Depression. World-weary Gloria (Fonda) joins forces with naive country boy Robert (Michael Sarrazin) to enter a dance marathon. The promise of regular meals and the lure of a $1,500 grand prize fuels a gruelling ordeal with exhausted contestants urged on by a ruthless master of ceremonies. A bruising, unforgettable portrait of bleak times and desperate lives.

a sordid spectacle of hard times, a kind of existentialist allegory of life.

  • Director Sydney Pollack
  • Cast Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York
  • Certificate 15
  • Running time 2h9m
  • Country USA
  • Year of Production 1969
  • Thanks to Park Circus
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