The Frida Cinema continues its Janus Films at The Frida series with director Bruce Robinson’s acclaimed 1986 cult classic, Withnail & I! Advance tickets now available at The Frida Cinema’s box office, and online by clicking here!
In 1960s London, two unemployed actors – acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden “I” (Paul McGann) – drown their frustrations in booze, pills, and lighter fluid. When Withnail’s Uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths) offers his cottage, they escape the squalor of their flat for a week in the country. They soon realize they’ve gone on holiday by mistake when their wits are sorely tested by violent downpours, less than hospitable locals, and empty cupboards. Their mounting frustrations straining their friendship, the duo make the most of their situation, as Grant’s Withnail delivers more than a few elegantly written – an infinitely quotable – cynical and witty quips.
An intelligent, superbly acted, and hilarious film, Bruce Robinson’s semi-autobiographical cult favorite will be presented in its complete and uncut version.
Monday, November 27 – 8pm
Tuesday, November 28 – 8pm
“The best British comedy ever made? Possibly. A masterpiece? Unquestionably.” – Ali Catterall, Film4
“Perhaps Britain’s most beloved cult film, Bruce Robinson’s 1986 semi-autobiographical dark comedy is an obsessively observed character study.” – Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com|
“A modern classic? A brilliant vignette of a certain time and attitudes? A self-indulgent jeu d’esprit? One thing is certain: Richard E. Grant touched greatness.” – Martin Hoyle, Financial Times