Great Lakes Cinema Series: The Big Lebowski
800 Bay Harbor Drive
Petoskey, MI 49770
Set in 1990 during the build-up to the Gulf War, The Big Lebowski is a film noir gone surreal. In this adult comedy, Jeff `The Dude' Lebowski, lives as an easy-going burnout in L.A, who just happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money. Aided by his pals, ‘The Dude’ embarks from a case of mistaken identity down into the Los Angeles underworld, with stops along the way full of extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, and White Russians.
Acclaimed by The Observer as delivering “a lot of laughs and a feeling of awe toward the craftsmanship involved,” the Coen brothers' oddball slacker-hero tale has risen to cult-classic status, amassed a huge following of devoted fans, and has become a best-beloved film.