Hey, man…. Nothing cures a New Year’s Eve hangover quite like a New Year’s Day movie marathon!
And, ya know, since we’re all really a bunch of nihilists here anyway, it seemed like an obvious selection that we could all abide by to ring in the New Year (or whatever else ails you!) is one of our all-time favourite cult-classic movies, THE BIG LEBOWSKI. (After all, I think we can all agree that this title that really ties a movie marathon together, riiiiight?)
THE BIG LEBOWSKI is a film that is best enjoyed with friends (maybe in your pajamas, an old bathrobe, or a comfy Cowichan sweater – your call, no judgement) and maybe an adult beverage (perhaps a delicious White Russian or two – you deserve it!).
Since its release in 1998, the Coen’s THE BIG LEBOWSKI has really grown into its status as a true cult classic. A quirky, quasi-neo-noir story, truly glorious visual sequences, some hilarious dialogue and standout performances from an A-list cast really tie the whole thing together, man. Jeff Bridges abides as unemployed stoner Jeff Lebowski (aka, “The Dude”), a laid-back, easygoing burnout who just happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife Bunny owes a lot of dangerous people (nihilists?) a whole bunch of money. When some bad guys break into The Dude’s house and pee on his rug, he seeks out the other Lebowski, which sends him spiraling into a weird trip through Los Angeles’ even weirder underworld. Also starring John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Huddleston, John Turturro, Tara Reid, and Flea.
“A typical Coen brothers film is like no film you’ve ever seen.” (The Globe & Mail)
Tuesday, January 1 *Start time subject to change.
Doors 6:45 pm | Movie 7:15 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating, man.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
THE BIG LEBOWSKI (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998 / 117 minutes / 18A) | The Coen brothers and their agreeable cast (including Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Steve Buscemi) make more fun than sense with this scattered farce about a pothead bowler who is mistaken for a deadbeat philanthropist and drawn into a cluster of kidnappers, nihilists, porn mobsters and Busby Berkeley beauties.