Double Feature

Breathless (1983)

The Big Easy

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Breathless (1983)

He’s the last man on earth any woman needs… and every woman wants. Inspired by Jean-Luc Godard’s classic, director Jim McBride channels the French New Wave’s pastiche of Hollywood crime films through ‘80s art design, Silver Surfer comic books, and Richard Gere’s undeniable sex appeal. In a stolen car and on the run, Jesse Lujack (Gere) heads to Los Angeles to connect with a French undergrad (Valérie Kaprisky) with whom he’s had a previous fling. But as their spark reignites, the cops circle ever closer.

Director
Jim McBride
Starring
Richard Gere, Valerie Kaprisky
Year
1983
Rated
R
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
100 minutes

The Big Easy

He’s got to hide the truth. She’ll stop at nothing to find it. But tonight, everything’s off the record. Dennis Quaid & Ellen Barkin star in Jim McBride’s NOLA-set neo-noir mix of sex & death, sizzling chemistry & screwball energy. While a wiseguy war and police corruption threaten to consume The Big Easy, a relationship brews between an unorthodox homicide detective (Quaid) and an uncompromising district attorney (Barkin).

The Big Easy is one of the richest American films of the year. It also happens to be a great thriller. I say ‘happens,’ because I believe the plot of this movie is only an excuse for its real strength: the creation of a group of characters so interesting, so complicated and so original they make a lot of other movie people look like paint-by-number characters.” – Roger Ebert

Director
Jim McBride
Writer
Daniel Petrie Jr.
Starring
Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky
Year
1986
Rated
R
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
102 minutes

Upcoming Showtimes

Mon, July 25
7:30 pm
Breathless (1983)
9:40 pm
The Big Easy

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