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The Matrix


2 Hr. 0 Min.
Screening format: DCP

Part of the Party Like It's 1999 Film Series, sponsored by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee!


Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you couldn't awaken? How would you know the difference between dream and reality? Back in 1999, a generation of unsuspecting moviegoers were asking themselves these hard-hitting questions as they flocked to this innovative sci-fi film. Twenty years laters, follow us down the rabbit hole as we kick off our Party Like It's 1999 series.

When a beautiful stranger (Carrie-Ann Moss) leads computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves) to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence. Neo joins legendary and dangerous rebel warrior Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne) in the battle to destroy the illusion enslaving humanity.

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