Join us for a free film screening of The Prestige (2006) in the Library’s beautiful Periodicals Room on Thursday 24 January 2019. This is the first film to be screened as part of the 'Staging Magic - The Story Behind The Illusion' exhibition, events and engagement programme.
6.00-6.15pm - Entry to film (no entry after 6.15pm) *Complimentary free drink*
6.20-6.30pm - Welcome & film Screening starts
Period thriller set in Edwardian London where two rival magicians, partners until the tragic death of an assistant during a show, feud bitterly after one of them performs the ultimate magic trick - teleportation. His rival tries desperately to uncover the secret of his routine, experimenting with dangerous new science as his quest takes him to the brink of insanity and jeopardises the lives of everyone around the pair.
The film stars Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier, Christian Bale as Alfred Borden, and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla. It also stars Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Andy Serkis, and Rebecca Hall.
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijXruSzfGEc