Thank You For Smoking
Fri 11 August 2006 // 20:00
Sat 12 August 2006 // 20:00
Sun 13 August 2006 // 20:00
Mon 14 August 2006 // 20:00
(Jason Reitman / 2005 / USA / 92 mins / cert 15)
(Fri 11th - Mon 14th August / 8pm / £4/3)
Tobacco industry lobbyist Nick Naylor has a seemingly impossible task: promoting cigarette smoking in a time when the health hazards of the activity have become too plain to ignore. Nick, however, revels in his job, using argument and twisted logic to place, as often as not, his clients in the positions of either altruistic do-gooders or victims. Nick's son Joey needs to understand and respect his dad's philosophy, and Nick works hard to respond to that need without compromising his lack of values.A smart satire of both corporate and smoking culture from the son of Ivan 'Ghostbusters' Reitman.