Get ready to take the red pill – 1999 sci-fi classic The Matrix kicks off a month of 20th Anniversary Screenings at The Frida!
Set in the 22nd century, the film tells the story of a computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth. As he delves into his training, Neo discovers mind-blowing truths about not only the world surrounding him but himself as well.
A smash hit upon its initial release, The Matrix was considered groundbreaking at the time for its philosophical overtones and groundbreaking special effects. Countless films have tried to replicate its now-classic slow-mo action sequences, but nothing compares to the film’s thrilling, Oscar-winning effects.
1999. Directed by The Wachowskis. 136 minutes. Rated R.
Wednesday, January 2nd – 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Thursday, January 3rd – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Saturday, January 5th – 8pm
“A technologically stunning movie that furthers the genre and features crowd-pleasing performances to go with the frequent scenes of gunplay and violence.” — David Hunter, Hollywood Reporter
“Where other films are done in by the freedom offered by computer effects, The Matrix integrates them beautifully.” — Keith Phipps, A.V. Club
“Hang on tight for a real mind-blower, with astonishing visual effects, frightening monsters and exciting stunt fights.” — Tom Sander, South Florida Sun-Sentinel