The deliciously inventive Wachowskis have delivered the syntax for a new kind of movie: technically mind-blowing, style merged perfectly with content and just so damn cool.

— Ian Nathan, Empire

The Matrix

Film • Nov 14

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Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you couldn’t awaken? How would you know the difference between dream and reality? When a beautiful stranger (Carrie Ann Moss) leads computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves) to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth–the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence. Neo joins legendary and dangerous rebel warrior Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne) in the battle to destroy the illusion enslaving humanity.

Directed by Lilly Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.

This film is preceded by the following shorts from TakeBreakMake, Indie Grits Labs’ after school film program dedicated to LGBTQIA youth and allies:

  • Monster Erased by Casper (0:43)
  • TBM reality by Nick (0:48)
  • Becomes unfocused Sky by Caper (1:43)
  • Biomythography By Casper (0:38)
  • BM Reality by Dorian Braxton (0:42)

And the following short film is in honor of National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month:

Shinaab Part II (8 minutes), Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. (Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians)
A look at Ojibwe ideas surrounding the death process as a young man strives to honor his late father.

The Nickelodeon is proud to participate in Richland Library’s “Like It’s 1999” series. Witness the imaginative flights and dramatic heights of the end of the second millennium with fresh perspective. Revisit beloved blockbusters. Join the cult of a favorite you might have missed.

Be sure to catch the rest of the series at Richland Library Main:

The Ninth Gate
Saturday, November 2 at 11:00am

The Insider
Saturday, November 2 at 3:00pm

The Wood
Monday, November 4 at 3:15pm

The Best Man
Monday, November 4 at 6:00pm

The Cider House Rules
Saturday, November 9 at 11:00am

The Green Mile
Saturday, November 9 at 2:30pm

Being John Malkovich
Monday, November 11 at 6:00pm

Cradle Will Rock
Wednesday, November 13 at 3:15pm

Wednesday, November 13 at 5:45pm

Galaxy Quest
Saturday, November 16 at 11:00am

Saturday, November 16 at 2:15pm

10 Things I Hate About Your
Monday, November 18 at 6:00pm

Wednesday, November 20 at 3:15pm

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Wednesday, November 20 at 5:15pm

The Sixth Sense
Monday, November 25 at 6:00pm

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1999. USA. 136 minutes. Rated R for sci-fi violence and brief language.