Stronger screening at the Kirkgate, Cockermouth

Filled with raw emotion, humanity and humour, Stronger is the inspirational real-life story of the man who became the living embodiment of ‘Boston Strong’.

The film focuses on Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old working-class man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun.

He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. It is an heroic journey that tests a family’s bond and defines a community’s pride.

The film also stars Academy Award® nominee Miranda Richardson

“A brilliant, hilariously unexpected performance from Jake Gyllenhaal in a powerhouse biopic” - Rolling Stone

"Stronger takes more artistic risks than any other American-made 'inspired by true events' picture I can recall” - New York Times


Full price: £6
Concessions (u18/students): £5