Theres plenty of other reasons 1998s The Big Lebowski became a cult hit: the surreal dream sequences, the eccentric supporting characters (played by the likes of John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore), and the what-the-fuck plot involving kidnapping, mistaken identity and a urine-stained rug. But stuff like that can be found in the average Coen Brothers film. (Now, thats an oxymoron.) The Big Lebowski stands out even in the brothers acclaimed catalogue because of the Dudes status as a generational icon, up there with Randle McMurphy or Tom Joad. 11:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray. For tickets and information, call 713-866-8881 or visit www.landmarktheatres.com. $8.25.
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