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Elton John in Rocketman

“When I say Rocketman is not your typical biopic, I mean it is not your typical biopic. A mix of real life events and fantasy – and trust me when I say, it works perfectly”

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Our closing night finale film is Rocketman – an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. With very special guest, Oscar-winner Chris Dickens who edited the film.

We are showing Rocketman in The Globe Cinema, with a special singalong screening in Endecott House at the same time, where you can belt out all your favourite Elton John songs!

Rocketman follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into the international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.

Also starring Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin; Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid; and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

After the film Chris Dickens, who edited this film and won an Oscar and a BAFTA for his work editing Slumdog Millionaire, will host a Q&A to talk about the film and answer your questions.

“It’s a pleasure to come return to the wonderful Chagford Film Festival this year. It’s even more exciting to be showing Rocketman here with a little bit of rock and roll glamour and fantasy. I love this festival, it’s growing from year to year. So forget about Cannes, Venice and Berlin, this is the one to be at! I’m sure it will be a lot of fun.”

Film details

  • Director: Dexter Fletcher
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
  • Length: 121 minutes
  • Year: 2019
  • Certificate: 15

Watch the trailer