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Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

United States 1998 117 mins. In English

An unconventional cult favorite that gave rise to dozens of themed conventions and festivals (and inspired a resurgence in the popularity of jelly sandals), The Big Lebowski is a meandering neo-noir punctuated at every turn by some of the most quotable, offbeat characters ever to grace the screen. When laid-back bowling enthusiast Jeff “the Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for millionaire Jeffrey “the Big” Lebowski, a casualty of the mix-up is the Dude’s beloved rug—one that “really tied the room together.” Embarking on a quest to seek restitution for his destroyed rug, the Dude is pulled into a complex maze of kidnapping, blackmail, musical dream sequences, nihilist German mercenaries, apathetic teen car thieves, feminist visual artists and a bowling hotshot named Jesus. With a stellar ensemble cast including Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Big Lebowski is “spiked with wonderfully funny sequences and some brilliantly original notions.”—Todd McCarthy, Variety.


Doors open at 8 pm.

The movie starts at dusk.


Genres: Comedy

Appears in: Drive-In at OMSI

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