The Blues Brothers (with the late Carrie Fisher) at the Guild Cinema
Friday, April 14 – 10:30 pm only
Directed by John Landis – 1980 – 148m. A New Mexico Entertainment special presentation! All seats $8.00. DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 49 !
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Expanding on their Saturday Night Live characters, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul. Sporting cool shades and look-alike suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a “mission from God” by their former teacher, Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman). Said mission is to raise $5,000 to save an orphanage. In the course of their zany adventures, the Blues Brothers run afoul of neo-Nazi Henry Gibson, perform the theme from Rawhide before the most unruly bar crowd in written history, and lay waste to hundreds of cars on the streets and freeways of Chicago. In case you aren’t swept up in the infectuous nuttiness of the brothers Blue, you might have fun spotting film’s legion of guest stars, including James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Steve Lawrence, Twiggy, Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman), Frank Oz, and Steven Spielberg!
“The Blues Brothers is, by any objective standard, a messy wreck… That this is so does not in anyway change that it is an absolutely wonderful movie.” – Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
“There’s even room, in the midst of the carnage and mayhem, for a surprising amount of grace, humor, and whimsy.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“The film retains a huge nostalgic kick, thanks in large part to Aykroyd and Belushi’s easy rapport, a smattering of daft, shaggy humour and some truly iconic musical sequences.” – Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
The Guild Cinema is located at 3450 Central Avenue NE, in the Nob Hill area.