The Crying Game

Wed Mar 28 2018, 07:15 PM - 09:15 PM

Staff Pick is a monthly selection straight from one our own movie-loving staff members at The Roxy Theater. This month, Concessions and Street Team Manager Chris Sand has chosen one of the most relevant and resonant dramas of the 1990s, THE CRYING GAME.

Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil (Jaye Davidson), in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surprising, Dil.

Sandman sez: THE CRYING GAME, which I first saw in 1992, captivated the 21-year-old me unlike any movie I’d seen before it. It was layered with humor, tragedy, parables, and intrigue. And it explored facets of race and gender that thoroughly seduced my young imagination. I wasn’t the only one. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director, THE CRYING GAME was critically lauded by 97% of critics and won an Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. Please join me to see how it holds up now in this new and better informed century. Will it be woke, wack, or a thrilling blend of it all?

Location: Roxy Theater 718 S Higgins Ave Missoula, MT