Christ Episcopal Church Eureka

Next Cinema Chat – Locke

The next Cinema Chat film will be Locke, starring Tom Hardy and directed by Steven Knight. As usual, Cinema Chat will be held on the second Saturday of the month (November 8th) at 6:00 PM in The Chapel of Our Merciful Savior on the corner of 15th and G Streets in Eureka. Description from Wikipedia:

Directed by Steven Knight
Produced by Guy Heele, Paul Webster
Written by Steven Knight
Starring Tom Hardy
Music by Dickon Hinchliffe
Cinematography Haris Zambarloukos
Edited by Justine Wright
Shoebox Films
IM Global
Distributed by A24
Release dates
2 September 2013 (Venice)
18 April 2014 (United Kingdom)
Running time 84 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget Less than $2 million
Box office $4,945,689

Locke is a 2013 British drama film written and directed by Steven Knight. The film stars Tom Hardy, with Tom Holland, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Ruth Wilson, Ben Daniels, and Alice Lowe providing voices.


The day before he must supervise a large concrete pour in Birmingham, construction foreman Ivan Locke learns that Bethan, a co-worker with whom he had a one-night stand seven months previously, has gone into premature labour. Despite his job responsibilities and although his wife and sons are eagerly awaiting his arrival at home to watch an important football match, he decides to drive to London to be with Bethan during childbirth.

The film consists entirely of scenes of Locke in his car, phoning his boss and a colleague to ensure that the pour is successful, phoning his wife Katrina to confess his infidelity, and phoning Bethan to reassure her during her labour. Locke’s decision is revealed to be a reaction to his own father, who abandoned him as a child.

Over the course of the two-hour drive to London, he is fired from his job, kicked out of his house by his wife, and asked by his older son to return home. He also coaches his assistant Donal through preparing the pour despite several major setbacks, and has imaginary conversations with his father, whom he envisions as a passenger in the back seat of his car. As he finally reaches the hospital, Locke learns of the successful birth of his daughter.