Director Milos Forman
Year 1975
Starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif
Rating R
Run Time 133min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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This screening is part of our May celebration of the Big Bads of cinema!

Milos Forman has a knack for making movies about rebels whether it was the pompous Mozart in AMADEUS or Andy Kaufman in MAN ON THE MOON. His perfect execution of telling the story of one man’s struggle against the institution is ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST.

A career-defining, legendary performance from Jack Nicholson anchors the film heavy emotional core and helps Forman and this character drama hit all the right notes from funny to devastating and everything in between. The film, though, would also not work without Louise Fletcher, whose evil Nurse Ratched makes an audience seethe with anger at the site of her face.

It’s their beautifully feisty interplay that takes center stage, directly speaking to the aforementioned theme of many of Forman’s films. Fleshing out this simple story is an amazing cast that includes early roles for Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd and more.

Forman’s direct and honest approach allows the emotion to break your heart like a sink through a window. It’s powerful, affecting filmmaking. One of the best, most relevant and defining American films of the 1970s (R.J. LaForce)

As part of the Alamo 100, this screening will feature free collectible ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST pins while supplies last.

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