A cult classic and the musicians behind some classic rock light up the Tower’s movie screen this winter. The Big Lebowski unspools Saturday, January 17, followed by The Wrecking Crew on January 31.
Jeff Bridges stars as Lebowski, a slacker mistaken for a millionaire also named Lebowski. He then seeks restitution for his ruined rug by enlisting his bowling buddies (John Goodman, John Turturro and Steve Buscemi). Attendees can help “tie the room together” by drinking White Russians and dressing like The Dude, Walter, Donny, The Stranger, Maude or German nihilists. Radio station 92.9 will award prizes for best costumes, and sell one-of-a-kind bowling pins with scenes from “The Big Lebowski” hand-drawn by Bridges during his visit to the Tower in November.
You’ve heard of Nancy and Frank Sinatra. Elvis. The Beach Boys. Mama and Papas. 5th Dimension. Jan and Dean. The Ronettes. Tijuana Brass. Glen Campbell. Sonny and Cher. Their biggest hits were played by a group of anonymous, and incredibly versatile, studio musicians nicknamed the Wrecking Crew.
Praised at film festivals from Savannah to Seattle, the Tower’s exclusive showing of The Wrecking Crew is three months in advance of its national release. The evening will feature a live Q&A with the documentary’s director, and son of the Crew’s late guitarist, Denny Tedesco. Local music historian Mike Ficher hosts the screening.
Movies at the Tower are sponsored by Worthy Brewing, in collaboration with BendFilm, with Stereo Planet providing the high definition projection system.
541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org