High-Rise preview screening and movie masterclass with Ben Wheatley

High Rise stars Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy (Soda Pictures)

British film director Ben Wheatley is in Vancouver, to give movie buffs a preview screening of his latest feature film High-Rise – plus an exclusive masterclass and Q&A.

A dystopic tale of city living, High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston as Robert Laing, a young doctor who moves into a London skyscraper.

But it’s a high-rise with a twist: the super-rich enjoy decadence at the top, while the poor are forced to live at the bottom. As Laing is seduced by the insularity and glamour of his neighbours, chaos ensues – and the high-rise descends into anarchy.

The preview screening – several weeks ahead of the movie’s official Canadian release date of May 20 – is at 11 p.m. this Friday, April 15 at VIFF Vancity Theatre.

Wheatley, who also directed the brutal Kill List and black comedy Sightseers, will discuss the movie in the masterclass at VIFF at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.

Individual tickets to the screening or masterclass are $15, or buy both together for $25.

High-Rise screening and masterclass with Ben Wheatley

  • Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
  • When: Screening is Friday, April 15 at 11 p.m., masterclass is Saturday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m.
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