The Silence of the Lambs

R.I.P Roger Corman, Mentor

The Silence of the Lambs

Directed by
Jonathan Demme

Silence of the LambsB-movie superproducer Roger Corman’s own filmography is just part of what makes him a Hollywood legend, as many of the performers and creatives who got their start on his productions went on to massive influence and mainstream success. (The shortlist of Corman-boosted directors includes Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, John Sayles, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Dante and Ron Howard.) So it seemed appropriate to include at least one tangential work in our Corman tribute, and we picked a heavy hitter: Jonathan Demme’s masterpiece THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, which famously overcame its grim subject matter to sweep all five major categories at the 1992 Academy Awards. Watch out for Corman in a cameo role! (Screening in an optional double bill Monday 6/24 with CAGED HEAT, Demme’s salacious, Corman-produced debut from 1974.)

Promising FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) gets drawn into a high-profile serial murder investigation when she’s tasked with befriending imprisoned cannibal psychopath Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), who may be able to offer crucial insight into the killer’s patterns and motivations.

“Stylish, intelligent, audacious rather than shocking, and stolen by a suave monster you’ll never forget.” – Boston Globe



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