INHERENT VICE – Presented On 35mm!

USA | 2014 | 148 mins | 14A

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles detective Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon


Neon Dreams is a Toronto, ON based film series bringing you the best in delightfully surreal neo-noir cinema from the ’70s, ’80s, and beyond. PAST (more…)


On April 20th, Neon Dreams will team up with Layered Butter for a special 35mm presentation of Paul Thomas Anderson’s delirious, stoner odyssey Inherent Vice.

Described by Anderson as his take on “a Cheech & Chong movie,” Inherent Vice is faithfully adapted from the much celebrated, darkly comic ’70s-set novel by Thomas Pynchon. Joaquin Phoenix plays hippie private detective “Doc” Sportello, who stumbles his way through sunny California in a haze of confusion and dope smoke while trying to make sense of a missing persons case. Densely plotted while remaining loose and freewheeling, it fits perfectly alongside Licorice Pizza as one of Anderson’s funniest, zaniest, and undoubtedly grooviest projects.

Much like The Big Lebowski, Inherent Vice has become only more appreciated over time. Join us in celebrating this cult classic in a way that most of us never had the opportunity—with a room full of enthusiastic fans. Whether you’re an “herbalist” or not, this will be a 4/20 to remember, and one you won’t be able to recreate at home. – BRENDAN ROSS

This screening and others are made possible thanks to our wonderful sponsor HOLLYWOOD SUITE.

Doors Open 30 Minutes Before Showtime.


General Admission: $17
Loyalty Members/Child/Senior/Student: $14

Individual/Family Members: FREE

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