Members’ Movie Night: The Straight Story (1999)

On Thursday February 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm in Dryden Theatre


Members are invited to a free movie once a month, chosen by our curatorial staff. This month, it's The Straight Story (David Lynch, US/UK/France 1999, 112 min., 35mm) from the Dryden series And Now It's Dark: The Films of David Lynch.

About the Film
The true story of Alvin Straight, a seventy-three-year-old man who drove across two states on a John Deere tractor to reconcile with his dying brother, forms the foundation for Lynch's most compassionate and triumphant film to date. Straight (Richard Farnsworth, in an Oscar-nominated performance) encounters hardship after hardship, along with a diverse cross-section of Midwestern characters, but never loses his resolve. This uncharacteristically straightforward, humanistic portrait is considered by some critics to be an anomaly in Lynch's career, while others have praised it as his best film.

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