The Current War (12A) at Ely Cinema - tickets available on the door from 7pm

Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse-the greatest inventors of the industrial age-engage in a battle of technology and ideas that will determine whose electrical system will power the new century.

A compelling recreation of Thomas Edison’s battle with George Westinghouse to be the dominant force in electricity. Edison (Cumberbatch) and Westinghouse (Shannon) use the power of the press, flashy gimmicks and rope in Nikolai Tesla (Hoult) in an all-out war that gets to the heart of American commerce and competition. Moderate bloody images and execution scenes.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Tom Holland, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tuppence Middleton.

117 mins.

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