In the Heights (2021)
In The Heights features as part of our FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL: Friday 8th – Sunday 17th October 2021
From Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator Hamilton, comes In The Heights; a glorious film adaptation of the on-stage musical.
Set over three eventful days, and with the largely Dominican neighbourhood on the cusp of gentrification, Usnavi and a handful of long-time residents grapple with questions of identity, ambition and how communities thrive and fade away.
In the Heights is a fantastically entertaining musical, full of memorable tunes, vivid and likeable characters, and inventive storytelling. And, thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), the transition to the big screen has given In the Heights the real-world backdrop it deserves, creating a sensational visual experience to match the musical one.
“Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical is brought to dizzyingly soulful life” The Independent ★★★★★
“This adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2005 stage musical bursts on to the screen like a confetti cannon” The Guardian ★★★★