CoMo Famous 2022

CoMo Famous: The Big Lebowski - Presented by Lawrence Simonson

Opens Jun 9, 2022

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Lawrence Simonson is a relative newcomer to Columbia having lived here for twelve years. In that time, he has come to believe the best thing about Columbia is the people! "The people of Columbia are fabulous. There is no other place I've lived that has a more eclectic, passionate, and caring group of people." The first film he saw at Ragtag was a documentary called Babies. Although he is reluctant to wade into the best pizza in town debate, when the lines are drawn, he'll be on the side of Pizza Tree. During the day, Lawrence is the chief executive officer of Local Motion; you've probably seen him riding his bike everywhere. At happy hour, you'll find him sipping on water or a mocktail showing off his speed cube skills. (He can generally solve a Rubik's Cube in under 3 minutes!)


Twenty-four years ago, the Coen Brothers released The Big Lebowski, a sprawling and slackadaisical noir. The film hinges on a case of mistaken identity, operating as if The Dude himself were mistakenly cast as protagonist in a hard-boiled and shadowy underworld that can't hold itself together against Lebowski's grooviness. A kaleidoscope of conspiracies, cinematic nods and psychedelic revelations — The Big Lebowski is a cultural landmark and a real good time.