DRIVE – CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY’S LOS ANGELES IN FILM AND FICTION

When:
November 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
2017-11-01T19:00:00-07:00
2017-11-01T19:15:00-07:00

Chapman University’s four-film Los Angeles in Film and Fiction series at The Frida continues with Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 Cannes award-winner Drive.
 
A masterpiece as mesmerizing as it is polarizing, Drive is a deliberate and unapologetic work of pure auteur style – drawing many comparisons to the works of Michael Mann (Heat, Miami Vice, Thief), Drive is as much a neon love letter to night-driving in Los Angeles as it is the story of Driver (Ryan Gosling), a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, he is (as the soundtrack reminds us) a real human being, and after he begins to develop a relationship with his neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her young son Benicio (Kaden Leos), he gets drawn into a heist in an attempt to help her family. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery – chiefly, violent mob boss Bernie Rose (comedian Albert Brooks in an extraordinary, award-winning performance).

Advance tickets available at The Frida Cinema box office, or online by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 1 – 7pm
Thursday, November 2 – 8pm

COMING UP IN  LOS ANGELES IN FILM AND FICTION

TANGERINE
Tuesday, November 14 / 7pm