Dir: Lorene Scafaria, USAm, 2019, 110 min, Cert 15
Mon 14 October 2019 // 20:00 *
Tue 15 October 2019 // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession/*cheap night)
Jennifer Lopez is Ramona, a veteran exotic dancer who takes newbie Destiny (Crazy Rich Asians's Constance Wu) under her wing. Before long though, Destiny sees a classic scheme in front of them, robbing the wealthy clients and giving it back to dancers who are down on their luck.
Set following the 2008 financial crash, Hustlers pairs subtle social satire with superb dance offs and hilarious set pieces. The cast in itself is reason for admission, with J.Lo joined by musical goddesses Cardi B and Lizzo, as well as Julia Stiles and Riverdale's Lili Reinhart.
**** "a deeply feminist film, one where men are given less screen time than the cameoing Cardi B and Lizzo." Time Out