AmeriCU Credit Union and Syracuse International Film Festival present Brew & View 35mm Film Series
The SYRFILM organization that brings year-round programming to Central New York, in collaboration with AmeriCU Credit Union, will present this season’s final Brew & View screening on Friday, April 20.
The series concludes with a double feature of “The Big Lebowski” (8 p.m.) and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (10 p.m.). Don’t miss the chance to see two of the most popular cult films ever made in 35mm! All will have the chance to win reusable AmeriCU Credit Union bags. And there will be a live auction to benefit the CNY SPCA, featuring bowling-related prizes. If you would like to donate an item for the auction, contact Jeff Meyer 436-4723.
Screenings will take place at the Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse. Tickets are $10 for all ages and are available at the door (for single screening or double feature); doors open at 6:30 p.m. Beer and wine are available for purchase for those 21 or older with valid ID.
Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, “The Big Lebowski” stars Jeff Bridges as Jeff Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler, who is referred to (and also refers to himself) as “The Dude.” After a case of mistaken identity, The Dude is introduced to a millionaire also named Jeffrey Lebowski. When the millionaire Lebowski’s trophy wife is later kidnapped, he commissions The Dude to deliver the ransom to secure her release. The plan goes awry when The Dude’s friend Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) schemes to keep the full ransom. Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Huddleston, Julianne Moore, Tara Reid and John Turturro star in the film, which is narrated by a cowboy known only as “Stranger,” played by Sam Elliott.
Terry Gilliam directed the colorful, stylized, pseudo-psychedelic $21-million adaptation of the 1971 Hunter S. Thompson classic “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey into the Heart of the American Dream,” about sportswriter Raoul Duke, Thompson’s alter ego, on a wild drug-crazed road trip; a paranoid plummet into the belly of the beast, with his pal, lawyer Oscar Zeta Acosta.