Posted: January 21, 2011
Lensic Presents The Big Lebowski, January 21

January 6, 2011



Lensic Presents
Big Screen Classics
January 21, 7 p.m.

Santa Fe, NM, Jan. 6-- The Lensic Performing Arts Center presents the Coen brothers’ 1998 cult comedy, The Big Lebowski, as part of its Big Screen Classics series. The all-star cast features Jeff Bridges as the slacker Jeffrey “Dude” Lebowski. The film, with its unpredictable plot, sudden violence and hysterical, expletive-riddled dialogue, remains popular today, with the phrase, “the Dude abides!” part of the national lexicon.

A case of mistaken identity turns into turmoil when gangsters mistake the Dude for a Los Angeles millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski, who owes them money. Thugs break into Dude’s house and pee on his rug. Chaos ensues when the Dude enlists his bowling buddies’ help in seeking restitution.

The all-star cast of characters includes: John Goodman as Walter Sobchak, a blustery, hot-tempered Vietnam veteran; Steve Buscemi as Donny, an ex-surfer; and the colorful Jesus Quintana, played by John Turturro. Philip Seymour Hoffman is the Big Lebowski's unctuous assistant and Julianne Moore plays a feminist artist.

Big Screen Classics are sponsored by Morgan Stanley.

Event Details: Lensic Presents Big Screen Classics, The Big Lebowski, January 21, at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $5. Tickets are available at www.Lensic.org, www.TicketsSantaFe.org, at Tickets Santa Fe at The Lensic at 988-1234 or in person at 211 W. San Francisco St.

Press Contact: Emily Crawford, Director of PR & Marketing, at 505.988.7050 ext. 211 or ecrawford@lensic.org.

About The Lensic Artistic Presentations
Since 2001, the nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center has presented and produced artistic performances. The Lensic’s year-round programming is integral to fulfilling the organizational mission to present local, national and international artists in diversified, cross-cultural performances. Since its opening, The Lensic has increased its independent production and presentation schedule, which includes the Lensic Presents Series, a year-round effort to present diverse programming that showcases national talent. The Lensic celebrates its 10th Anniversary in April 2011.


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