April 25 & 26, 2014

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Rated R
138 minutes

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format: 35mm

American Hustle (2013)

April 25, 2014 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm in 26-100
April 26, 2014 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm in 26-100

2013 Academy Award Nominations: Motion Picture, Leading Actor (Christian Bale), Leading Actress (Amy Adams), Supporting Actor (Bradley Cooper), Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Costume Design, Directing (David. O. Russell), Film Editing, Production Design, Original Screenplay

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell's previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes. []

Filled with rich characters and sharp dialogue, the movie turns on questions of friendship and fidelity, both personal and political, with a knockout performance by Jennifer Lawrence as the con man's jealous, ball-busting wife.
      -- J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader. Read this review.