A ’90s classic, Ben Stiller’s film sees four recent graduates discovering how difficult it is to find a decent job and true love after college. After graduation, Lelaina (Winona Ryder) films a documentary about herself and friends as they flounder in their attempts to forge relationships and begin careers. Vickie (Janeane Garofalo) works retail, has an endless string of one-night stands. Sammy (Steve Zahn) tries to come out to his parents. Lelaina gets involved with yuppie Michael (Ben Stiller) while maintaining a love-hate relationship with Troy (Ethan Hawke), who’s undergoing an existential crisis.
Dir. Ben Stiller / 1994 / US / 99 min
“[Childress and Stiller] encapsulate an era.” ~ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
“The best — the brilliant — bits of Reality Bites etch in epigram, anecdote and brittle, dazzling dialogue the inner life of young people who want desperately to believe but haven’t decided in what.” – Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
“Look no further than Ethan Hawke and Winona Ryder in their career-defining roles, right here.” – Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
SCREENING: 2/14 7:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.