Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Feb 25

The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs


fava beans and chianti

Twenty-five years after THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS was released in the US, we are bringing it back. 

Seems like a weird choice for a Valentine's Day movie, but according to Roger Ebert, "THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is not merely a thrill show. It is also about two of the most memorable characters in movie history, Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter, and their strange, strained relationship (“people will say we're in love,” Lecter cackles)."

Read his entire review HERE.

Fava beans and Chianti are on the menu.

Jonathan Demme
118 minutes

In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy whose shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, who kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into this case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out. Lecter does indeed know something of Buffalo Bill, but his information comes with a price: in exchange for telling what he knows, he wants to be housed in a more comfortable facility. More important, he wants to speak with Clarice about her past. He skillfully digs into her psyche, forcing her to reveal her innermost traumas and putting her in a position of vulnerability when she can least afford to be weak. The film mingles the horrors of criminal acts with the psychological horrors of Lecter's slow-motion interrogation of Clarice and of her memories that emerge from it. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Special Admission

$7-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds. Purchase $8 Advance tickets HERE.