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The Silence of the Lambs


Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Jonathan Demme. 1991, 138 mins. 35mm. With Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine. In Jonathan Demme’s critical and commercial sensation The Silence of the Lambs, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI’s training academy. In an attempt to get ahead of grisly serial killer “Buffalo Bill,” Special Agent Jack Crawford (Glenn) sends Starling to the imprisoned Dr. Hannibal Lector (Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. A riveting psychological thriller turned cultural touchstone, The Silence of the Lambs won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actor, Actress, and Directing.

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