Staff Pick: Southland Tales (35mm)

Matt’s Staff Pick!

In 2001, writer/director Richard Kelly achieved cult status with DONNIE DARKO, an assured debut feature exploring deep existential questions through the lens of 80s nostalgia. Five years later, he followed up with a more ambitious and even more intriguing film in which forces of totalitarianism and anarchism collide against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic, near-future world – the beguiling and baffling SOUTHLAND TALES. Los Angeles, 2008. As the city stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental chaos, the fates of an eclectic set of characters – including an amnesia-stricken action star (Dwayne Johnson), an adult film star developing her own reality TV project (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and a police officer whose identity has split in two (Seann William Scott) – intertwine with each other and with the whole of humanity.

Runtime
2h 25m
Year
2006
Director
Richard Kelly
Format
35mm
First Showing
March 6, 2024
Categories
  • Assisted Listening

Showtimes

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 8:50 PM
Location Big Roxie
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 8:20 PM
Location Big Roxie

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