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Party Like It’s 1999 – 2024

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Relive one of the most memorable years in cinema with our Party Like It’s 1999 series! Lasting all year long, this assortment of films offers viewers the chance to experience nostalgic favorites and cult classics on the big screen all over again. Our first two selections are horror-themed but anything and everything is fair game as long as it came out in 1999. Bust out those bucket hats and crank that Smash Mouth, because the 90s are alive and well at The Frida!

eXistenZ – Jan 5 – 7
Directed by David Cronenberg | 1999

Video game designer Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has created a virtual reality game called eXistenZ. After a crazed fan attempts to kill her, Allegra goes on the run with Ted (Jude Law), a young businessman who falls into the role of bodyguard. In an attempt to save her game, Allegra implants into Ted’s body the video game pod that carries a damaged copy of eXistenZ. Allegra and Ted engage in a series of experiences that blur the lines between fantasy and reality.

The Blair Witch Project – Jan 19 – 21
Directed by Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez | 1999

In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary on the legendary Blair Witch. A year later their footage was found.

Notting Hill – Feb 9 – 11
Directed by Roger Michell | 1999

William Thacker (Hugh Grant) is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love.

10 Things I Hate About You – Feb 16 – 19
Directed by Gil Junger | 1999

On the first day at his new school, Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) instantly falls for Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), the gorgeous girl of his dreams. The only problem is that Bianca is forbidden to date until her ill-tempered, completely undateable older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) goes out, too. In an attempt to solve his problem, Cameron singles out the only guy who could possibly be a match for Kat: Patrick Verona — a mysterious bad boy (Heath Ledger) with a nasty reputation of his own.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai – Mar 15 – 17
Directed by Jim Jarmusch | 1999

Ghost Dog (Forest Whitaker) is a contract killer, a master of his trade who can whirl a gun at warp speed and moves through this world like a phantom — stealthy and evanescent. In the spirit of the samurai, he has pledged his loyalty to a small time mobster named Louie (John Tormey) who saved his life many years before.

South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut – Mar 22 – 24
Directed by Trey Parker | 1999

In this feature film based on the hit animated series, the third graders of South Park sneak into an R-rated film by ultra-vulgar Canadian television personalities Terrance (Matt Stone) and Phillip (Trey Parker), and emerge with expanded vocabularies that leave their parents and teachers scandalized. When outraged Americans try to censor the film, the controversy becomes a call to war with Canada, and Terrance and Phillip end up on death row — with only the kids left to save them.

Galaxy Quest – Apr 5 – 7
Directed by Dean Parisot | 1999

For four years, the courageous crew of the NSEA protector – “Commander Peter Quincy Taggart” (Tim Allen), “Lt. Tawny Madison (Sigourney Weaver) and “Dr.Lazarus” (Alan Rickman) – set off on a thrilling and often dangerous mission in space…and then their series was cancelled! Now, twenty years later, aliens under attack have mistaken the Galaxy Quest television transmissions for “historical documents” and beam up the crew of has-been actors to save the universe. With no script, no director and no clue, the actors must turn in the performances of their lives.

Muppets from Space – Apr 26 – 28
Directed by Tim Hill | 1999

When Gonzo’s breakfast cereal tells him that he’s the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. It’s hard to believe Gonzo’s story at first, but Kermit and friends soon find themselves on an epic journey into outer space filled with plenty of intergalactic misadventures.

Magnolia – May 7 – 9
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson | 1999

On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father (Jason Robards), a young wife (Julianne Moore), a male caretaker (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a famous lost son (Tom Cruise), a police officer in love (John C. Reilly), a boy genius (Jeremy Blackman), an ex-boy genius (William H. Macy), a game show host (Philip Baker Hall) and an estranged daughter (Melora Walters) will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story.

But I’m a Cheerleader – May 29 – Jun 1
Directed by Jamie Babbitt | 1999

Megan (Natasha Lyonne) is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn’t like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she’s pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she may be (gasp!) a lesbian and send her off to “sexual redirection” school, where she must, with other lesbians and gays, learn how to be straight, unless Megan encourages her peers to reject the cause for conversion.

The Talented Mr. Ripley – Jun 1 – 2
Directed by Anthony Minghella | 1999

Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) is a calculating young man who believes it’s better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie (Jude Law). Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow), plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.

The Matrix – Jun 7 – 9
Directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski | 1999

Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question — What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus and learns a truth that could cost him something more precious than his life.


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