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Film Streams Members Select: The Big Lebowski

Sometimes, there's a film, well, it’s the film for its time and place. We’re talking about THE BIG LEBWOSKI here. Film Streams is pleased to announce the 1998 Coen brothers comedy is the winner of the nonprofit cinema’s fifth annual “Members Select” vote. As a result, the film will screen at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater January 20-26.

In November, Film Streams asked patrons to vote for the film they most wanted to see shown at the Ruth Sokolof Theater. More than 740 people cast their ballots, with THE BIG LEBOWSKI edging out Alfred Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW to take this year's contest. THE BIG LEBOWSKI joins previous “Members Select” winners THE GODFATHER (2010), CASABLANCA (2009), LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (2008) and DR. ZHIVAGO (2007).

Since its initial theatrical release in 1998, THE BIG LEBOWSKI has developed into veritable cult classic, complete with an annual “Lebowski Fest” now entering its tenth year. The film stars Jeff Bridges as The Dude, a burnout bowling enthusiast who becomes ensnared in a case of mistaken identity that leads to kidnapping, blackmail, a terribly botched ransom exchange, and lots of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Drawing inspiration from the labyrinthine style of a Raymond Chandler detective novel (“The Big Sleep” in particular), THE BIG LEBOWSKI features a stellar ensemble cast, including John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Ben Gazzara and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Tickets for all showtimes of THE BIG LEBOWSKI are at Film Streams’ regular prices: $9 general, $7 for students, seniors, teachers, military and those commuting by bicycle, and $4.50 for Film Streams Members.

For more information, questions or image requests, contact Casey Logan at (402) 933-0259 ext. 11 or casey@filmstreams.org.

Film Streams is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form. For more information, visit www.filmstreams.org.




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