When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to overpopulation, Paul (Damon) and his wife Audrey (Wiig) are transfixed by the prospect of a life of wealth and enjoyment where their $52,000 becomes $12.5 million in LeisureLand. They decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to their new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures. Payne (About Schmidt, Sideways) brings his askance look at a modern take on ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ in a pleasing, but nevertheless allegorical story about the challenges of managing overpopulation. With the arrival of new friends, Serbian playboy and contraband smuggling Dusan (Waltz) and Vietnamese dissident who was forcibly downsized, Ngoc Lan (Chau), Paul must adapt to this new micro-sized world, discovering it, too, falls foul of the same corruption, wealth-disparity and loneliness of the large one.
Random Acts Presents screens an exciting selection of short films by young artist filmmakers aged 16-24 in cinemas across England. From animation and comedy to dance and spoken word – these bold and creative short films reflect the mosaic of contemporary life through the lens of young artists.
Short film before Downsizing – Invasion of the Giant Radioactive Snail from Beyond
Dr Frank Buckett invents the Expando-Ray, what could possibly go wrong?
Pricing for 20/2/2018 at 20:00: £7, Concession £6.50, Child Under 16 £5
Pricing for 21/2/2018 at 11:00: £7 (includes tea/filter coffee and a pastry)
Pricing for 21/2/2018 at 20:00: £7, Concession £6.50, Child Under 16 £5