Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 22nd at 1:30pm for High-Rise at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing a Welcome to Night Vale t-shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the buildings eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Sienna Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Luke Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen (Elisabeth Moss); and Mr. Royal (Jeremy Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war. High-Rise is the latest film by cult British director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, Down Terrace), adapted from the J.G. Ballard novel by screenwriter Amy Jump.