The Big Lebowski 35mm film print at Museum of the Moving Image--Movie at 7pm

synopsis

The plot of this Raymond Chandler-esque comedy crime caper from the Coen Brothers (Joel Coen andEthan Coen) pivots around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians (made with fresh cream, please). In 1991, unemployed '60s refugee Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) grooves into his laid-back Los Angeles lifestyle. One of the laziest men in LA, he enjoys hanging with his bowling buddies, pompous security-store owner Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) and mild-mannered ex-surfer Donny (Steve Buscemi). However, the Dude's life takes an alternate route the afternoon two goons break into his threadbare Venice, California, bungalow, rough him up, and urinate on his living room rug. Why? Because Jackie Treehorn (Ben Gazzara) is owed money by the wife of a certain Jeff Lebowski. However, the goons grabbed the wrong Jeff Lebowski. With the right info, they would have invaded the home of philanthropic Pasadena millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski (David Huddleston). The Dude looks up his wealthy namesake, manages to get a replacement for his rug, and meets the millionaire's sexy young wife Bunny (Tara Reid). Later, Jeffrey ("The Big") Lebowski calls in the Dude to deliver a $1 million ransom for the return of his kidnapped wife. Fine -- except that Walter intrudes and botches the ransom drop. As events unravel, the Dude gets caught up in the schemes of Lebowski's daughter, erotic artist Maude (Julianne Moore), encounters both cops and bad guys, and drifts through an elaborate bowling fantasy sequence titled Gutterballs. The soundtrack includes Bob DylanYma Sumac, Moondog, Captain Beefheart, and the Sons of the Pioneers.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd-go0oBF4Y

If you have a membership to the museum, the movie is free.

Also, through Living Social, you can buy a 1 year membership to the museum for only $35, link to do that is here: https://www.livingsocial.com/cities/549-queens/deals/770662-membership-for-one-person-two-or-a-family

It's a sweet deal, normal yearly membership is $75....so if you see 3 movies at the museum in a year, it's paid for itself.

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  • Elizabeth S.

    My brother is staying with me during the weekend and this is an old favorite of his, so we'll be coming.

    November 25, 2013

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