The Founder 115 mins

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From director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr Banks, The Blindside), based on an original screenplay by Robert Siegel (The Wrestler) comes the astonishing true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s southern California.

Impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food at their San Bernardino hamburger stand and the crowds of patrons it attracted, Kroc immediately saw franchise potential and maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. And thus McDonald’s was born.

Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton stars as the maverick American entrepreneur Ray Kroc, who transformed McDonald’s from a San Bernardino hamburger stand into a global empire now with over 35,000 locations around the world.

Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch portray Dick and Mac McDonald, the innovative brothers whose assembly line system brought industrial efficiency to the preparation of their limited menu of burgers, fries, shakes and sodas during a dynamic period in postwar America when people were time-strapped and clamoring for speed. 

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"A ripper of a story in which persistence and determination forge the pathway to success, this is an enthralling film filled with surprises."
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