Cinema Book Club: The Shawshank Redemption
Director: Frank Darabont
Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
Release Date: Fri 03 Mar 1995
Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Film and Best Actor, this film is an extraordinary tale of hope, friendship and survival inside a maximum security prison. City Banker, Andy Dufresne, arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947, convicted of two brutal murders, he received a double life sentence. Within the confines of Shawshank, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red. He also becomes popular with the warden and the prison's guards as he is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes. With an extraordinary twist in the tale, Andy finds that survival comes down to a simple choice; get busy living or get busy dying.