The Silence of the Lambs - Friday, May 5, 2017 - Frida Cinema


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In celebration of the amazing film making career of Jonathan Demme, whose body of work included such iconic films as Philadelphia, Beloved, Married to the Mob, Something Wild, and Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense before his death on April 26 of this year, we present Demme’s 1991 genre-changer, and the film for which he won his Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, The Silence of the Lambs.

An adaptation of Thomas Harris’ 1988 page-turner, The Silence of the Lambs follows dedicated and ambitious FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Oscar-winner Jodie Foster) who is on the hunt for an elusive serial killer who skins his female victims, nicknamed Buffalo Bill. As a means to try to extract information that may be helpful to their search, the FBI assign Starling to interview Hannibal Lecter (Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins), a notorious imprisoned cannibal who is otherwise a brilliant psychologist. Lecter’s dazzling criminal genius unearths clues, but at the price of deadly mind games with the vulnerable Starling, who must race against a ticking clock to save Buffalo’s next victim while indulging Lecter’s crafty psychological whims.

A strong supporting cast includes Ted Levine as the terrifying (and ultimately ever-quotable) Buffalo Bill, Brooke Smith as defiant captive Catherine Martin, Anthony Heald as slimy institution warden Dr. Frederick Chilton, and interesting appearances by singer Chris Isaak and cult cinema royalty Roger Corman, Charles Napier, and George A. Romero.

Advance tickets to Frida Cinema screenings:
https://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/fridacinema/movies

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Mm8Sbe__o

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