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  • Actors Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, and John Goodman sit at a bowling alley.
  • Actor Jeff Bridges sits at a bar with a man wearing a cowboy hat and large mustache.

Joel and Ethan Coen’s

Wednesday, July 3   5:10   9:40

Thursday, July 4   2:40   7:20

Through Thursday, July 4


Starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman

(1998) “This comic update of the world crystallized by Raymond Chandler charts the disastrous involvement of laidback dopehead Jeff ‘the Dude’ Lebowski in a kidnapping case involving the wife of his millionaire namesake. The Dude is hired as bagman and of course finds himself increasingly at risk as he makes his way about an LA populated by the rich, strange and dangerous. Nor do his bowling buddies help: Donny (Steve Buscemi) is frankly several pins short of a strike; while Walter (John Goodman), a crazed, irascible Viet vet, is so determined to stand his (and the Dude’s) ground that he causes more trouble than he solves. A prime example of the Coens’ effortless brand of stylistic and storytelling brilliance.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London). DCP. Approx. 117 min.


“One of the Coen Brothers’ most coherent and endearing satires on movie existence.”
– David Thomson

“There is something inspired in the way that the Coens have access to a kind of fantasy-trance state that is always close by. Bowling has a lot to do with it, more than weed, even: not merely the lighter-than-air sense of triumph that accompanies a perfect strike, but the weird and hidden world beneath the bowling alley, where the balls go, where the skittles go, how they are miraculously reconfigured every time. An occult pattern under the everyday world.”
 – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“The Coens have defined and mastered their own bizarre subgenre. No one does it like them and, it almost goes without saying, no one does it better.” 
– Desson Howe, The Washington Post