The Coen Brother's cult favorite THE BIG LEBOWSKI stars a perfectly cast Jeff Bridges as The Dude, who is thrown for a loop when he's mistaken for uptight multimillionaire Jeffrey Lebowski; Phillip Seymour Hoffman has a memorable supporting role as the rich man's brown-nosing assistant. It's paired with Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale ALMOST FAMOUS, in which an aspiring teenage journalist lands a job following a band on tour, befriends groupie Penny Lane (Kate Hudson) and is mentored by rock critic Lester Bangs (Hoffman).
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Douglas Fairbanks historian Tracey Goessel will give an illustrated presentation on Fairbanks and his work on THE THIEF OF BAGDAD on the exact 90th anniversary of its original premiere at the Egyptian Theatre before a screening of the classic silent film!
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After seeing 2012’s Compliance, we were enthralled with Pat Healy’s enduringly unnerving performance as a devious psychopath mind-gaming an entire fast-food joint’s worth of poor souls. In the jet-black chamber piece Cheap Thrills, the tables are turned on Healy as he endures a harrowing, Twilight Zone-y night with a charismatic, obscenely rich stranger (David Koechner, Anchorman). Debut director E.L. Katz expertly turns on the Haneke-like burn, as Koechner — who here deliciously plays against normal “goofball” type — pits down-on-his-luck Healy and his thuggish childhood friend (Ethan Embry, Empire Records) against each other in a slowly-building series of knife-edge, escalating dares that push the boundaries of both monetary reward and sanity. A wickedly satirical fairy tale to wish away the post-Great Recession blues.
Dir. E.L. Katz, 2013, DCP, 85 min.