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Roxie Theater: Transmissions: Strange Days (35MM)
December 31, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
December 31 only
New Year’s Eve, 1999; Los Angeles is at the brink of collapse. Devastated by personal and professional failure, Lenny (Ralph Fiennes) sells virtual reality-aided memories in the underworld. After receiving a disc from a woman on a run, he then finds himself and his confidant (Angela Bassett) embroiled in a vast conspiracy involving his ex-girlfriend (Juliette Lewis), police corruption, and the fate of the city.
Conceptualized by James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow, STRANGE DAYS captures the turbulence of the media-saturated early ‘90s — a sci-fi noir-tinged vision of the future rooted in voyeurism and racism that remains shockingly potent well into the 21st century.
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. USA. 1995. 146 min. 35mm. Print courtesy of Criterion Pictures USA.
Please be advised: This film contains depictions of racial and sexual violence.