Monday Matinees

The Silence of the Lambs (Sold Out)

The Silence of the Lambs (Sold Out)

This show is now SOLD OUT. Unlike other New Beverly events, please note that we are not holding aside tickets to sell at the door for this screening. However, we will have a standby line for any seats that may become available at showtime.

The late Jonathan Demme left behind a stunning masterwork in The Silence of the Lambs, a psychological crime thriller that created career defining turns for both Jodie Foster as the brilliant, but green, FBI Agent Clarice Starling, and Anthony Hopkins as serial killer Hannibal Lecter. In an attempt to help catch the elusive serial killer “Buffalo Bill” (Ted Levine), who covets his victims skin for his own metamorphosis, Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) tasks Clarice to interview the incarcerated, cannibalistic psychiatrist and serial killer Lecter in the hopes of gleaming some information about the case. Lecter dines on young Clarice’s fear like the victims he turned into elaborate cuisine, and his statue like presence, cultured manners and hypnotic vocal cadence, belies a sinister genius who trades his knowledge of the case in order to delve into Clarice’s fragile psyche. Demme deftly tightens the noose as the macabre images literally hang on the screen, building to a breath holding conclusion in Ted Tally’s gripping adaption of the Thomas Harris novel.

“Pop film making of a high order.” – Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“The popularity of Jonathan Demme’s movie is likely to last as long as there is a market for being scared.” – Roger Ebert

“Jonathan Demme’s thriller is artful pulp – tabloid material treated with intelligence and care and a weird kind of sensitivity.” – Terrence Rafferty, New Yorker

“Hopkins’ performance may be the film’s bravura showpiece, but Foster’s goes the whole distance, steadfast, controlled, heartbreakingly insightful, a fine addition to her gallery of characterizations.” – Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times

Director
Jonathan Demme
Starring
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine
Year
1991
Rated
R
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
118 minutes

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