Drive

Fri & Sat, July 19 & 20
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1hr 51mins // directed by:Nicolas Winding Refn // featuring:Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Albert Brooks // 35mm

Breakout Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (The Pusher Trilogy, Bronson, Valhalla Rising) throttles into the Hollywood fast lane with the precision-crafted action caper Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, with Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks.

Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, known only as "Driver", stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac).

After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman). But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk—that they're coming straight for Irene and her son—Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.

The Chicago Sun Times

FOUR STARS "An elegant exercise in style." - Roger Ebert

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