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The Hunger Games

US, 2012, 142mins, Cert.12A

Film description

Based on the worldwide bestseller by Suzanne Collins, Jennifer Lawrence plays the heroic Katniss Everdeen, who takes her younger sisters place in a reality show-cum-fight to the death organised by the authoritarian Capitol. Trained by the drunken Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) and partnered with a timid boy, Peta (Josh Hutcherson) Everdeen is a clear underdog compared to some of the better funded competitors. However, her rebellious nature and disregard for the Capitol’s corrupt morals elevate her to star of the game, becoming a symbol of resistance.  

The film will be followed by a short talk from Dr Simon Hewitt, philosophy research fellow at the University of Leeds. 

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