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Dan Carrier’s movies news: Tucked; Dr Strangelove; Birds of Passage

17 May, 2019 — By Dan Carrier

Peter Sellers in Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

TUCKED, out this weekend, tells the story of two drag performers living in Brighton: starring Derren Nesbitt (he of Where Eagles Dare fame) as the ageing queen Jackie and Jordan Stephens (Rizzle Kicks) as Faith, we have two people looking at worlds that have at times made them feel uncomfortable simply for being themselves. Their relationship develops and through it they discover more about who they are.

• Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant nuclear-age nightmare, Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, is out on the big screen this week. Peter Sellers stars and, sadly, with our apparently skint government okaying an eye-watering £205bn on a new Trident submarine system, it is as important today as it was during the Cold War to highlight the absurdity of such immoral creations.

Birds of Passage takes us to central America in the 1960s and 70s and tells the story of the pre-cocaine cartel days where big money was to be made selling dope to stoners in the north. We follow lead Rapayet (José Acosta) as he goes from being a small-time weed grower into an unlikely cannabis kingpin. He is a member of the Wayuu tribe, and is in love with Zaida (Natalia Reyes), the daughter of clan leader Ursula (Carmiña Martinez). He needs a dowry to make his dream of marriage come true – and spots an opportunity when members of the American Peace Corps arrive and ask him if they can score some marijuana…

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