THE OSCAR-WINNING Bohemian Rhapsody, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, has been chosen for the next Film Club screening.
Freddie shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They achieve unparalleled success, but Freddie, under the influence of darker forces, turns his back on Queen to pursue a solo career. It doesn’t pan out quite as he planned and the band reunites just in time to play the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium.
Rami Malek (pictured above) won the Best Actor Oscar – one of a long list of international awards – for his brilliant portrayal of the troubled singer. The recreation of Mercury’s Live Aid performance is a 21-minute cinema masterpiece.
Despite his recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music, cementing the Queen legend, which continues to inspire music lovers around the world to this day
Lights go down at 2pm sharp. As with all Film Club screenings, admission is free but strictly limited to Library members only. There will be an interval for Ice cream and other refreshments.