High-Rise (15) at the top of the Rotunda
Date: Thursday 2nd August
Prices: £19.50 per person (includes arrival drink, seats unallocated)
You’re invited to an exclusive party. Held at the top of the Rotunda in a luxurious penthouse, you can leave the real world behind as you step into the elevator and ascend to the heavens. But remember…hell is never too far away.
Undoubtedly the finest J. G. Ballard adaptation to date, Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise is a beautifully eccentric feature that sees a 1970s high-rise descend into complete anarchy, with Tom Hiddleston’s doctor starting to lose his marbles as order breaks down and the law of the high-rise becomes survival of the fittest.
Where better to watch High-Rise than at the top of one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings? Enjoy some 70s canapes, have a drink on the balcony overlooking the city as night falls and then make yourself comfortable for a screening of a delightfully dystopian drama that pokes at the cracks in our ‘civilised’ society.