Downtown Springfield Association
Free screening of "Silence of the Lambs" at Moxie Cinema

Free screening of “Silence of the Lambs” at Moxie Cinema

October, 12 2018 | 8:30 pm

305 S Campbell Ave Springfield, Missouri 65806


“It’s a bona fide classic of its kind.”
– Eleanor Ringel Cater, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Friday, 10/12 – 8:30pm
Saturday, 10/13 – 8:30pm

This FREE event is sponsored by the Springfield-Greene County Library District as part of the ‘Oh, the Horror!’ program.

Film Synopsis:
In pursuit of one serial killer, ambitious FBI student Clarice Starling (Foster) is forced to enlist the aid of another notorious killer, the incarcerated ex-psychiatrist known as “Hannibal the Cannibal” Lecter (Hopkins).

Film Information:
Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins
Director: Jonathan Demme
Genre(s): Thriller, Crime
Rating: R
Running Time: 118 min.

“Hopkins’ cumulative screen image is one of civility and decency, and the association adds to the withering, macabre effect of his murderer. It is a remarkably lucid portrait of lunacy.”
– Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer

“Jonathan Demme’s thriller is artful pulp — tabloid material treated with intelligence and care and a weird kind of sensitivity.”
– Terrence Rafferty, New Yorker

“Hopkins’ performance may be the film’s bravura showpiece, but Foster’s goes the whole distance, steadfast, controlled, heartbreakingly insightful, a fine addition to her gallery of characterizations.”
– Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times

“It’s a bona fide classic of its kind.”
– Eleanor Ringel Cater, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“For all the unbridled savagery on display, what is shrewd, significant and finally hopeful about Silence of the Lambs is the way it proves that a movie can be mercilessly scary and mercifully humane at the same time.”
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“The interplay between Starling and Lector as they share an indefinable, dark understanding gives the film its unforgettable and unsettling power. ”
– Judy Stone, San Francisco Chronicle

“Hopkins plays the cannibalistic doctor with a quiet, controlled erudition, lacing his performance with moments of black humor. His Lecter is a sort of satanic Sherlock Holmes whose spasms of violence are all the more terrifying because they erupt from beneath such an intelligent and refined mask. ”
– TV Guide Magazine