Screen/Print: Whiplash

BBFC RatingScreen/Print: Whiplash

Screen/Print: Whiplash
GenreDrama, Music
DirectorDamien Chazelle
Running Time1HR 46MINS
SeasonFilm Feels - Obsession

The Naughton Gallery presents Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash as part of its SCREEN/PRINT series in collaboration with UsFolk, with free posters by illustrator Conor Nolan.

Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East Coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor equally known for his teaching talents and his terrifying methods, leads the school’s top jazz ensemble. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability and his sanity. 

This screening is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at



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