This Veteran’s Day, The Frida Cinema honors those who sacrificed for their country with Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning WWII epic Saving Private Ryan, on the occasion of this powerful film’s 20th Anniversary.
Tom Hanks leads a talented cast as Captain Miller, an ordinary man who has been charged with the noble mission of retrieving a paratrooper (Matt Damon) lost deep in the battlefields of Europe. Miller and his squad traverse the grim remains of bombed out cities and the wreckage of warfare, fighting for survival, as well as their grasp on their humanity, in the midst of the dehumanization of combat.
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards and winning 5, including Best Director for Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan is an enduring classic that is as immediate and visceral now as it was two decades ago.
Veterans & Active Military – Show your credentials at box office and experience Saving Private Ryan free of charge.
Directed by Steven Spielberg. 1998. 169 minutes. Rated R.
Monday, November 12th – 1pm, 4:30pm, 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 13th – 1pm, 4:30pm, 8:00pm
“Saving Private Ryan is a masterpiece. It cements Steven Spielberg’s reputation as one of the seminal filmmakers of the era.” – Rex Reed, Observer
“By now we expect this level of performance and narrative competence from a Spielberg film. But what makes Saving Private Ryan a watershed is its emotional maturity.” – Ann Hornaday, Baltimore Sun
“Searing, heartbreaking, so intense it turns your body into a single tube of clenched muscle, this is simply the greatest war movie ever made, and one of the great American movies.” – Stephen Hunter, Washington Post