Less Than Zero

Director: Marek Kanievska Run Time: 98 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1987

Starring:  Jami Gertz,  Robert Downey Jr, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader

It’s a hazy shade of winter one Christmas for a trio of rich friends in Beverly Hills in LESS THAN ZERO. A 35mm presentation!

Bret Easton Ellis’ novel on the complicated lives of three friends in Beverly Hills over the holidays – mainly excessive drug use, huge debts, and major family drama – gets the big screen treatment in this super stylish film set to the best tunes the late 1980s had to offer. When Clay returns home for the holidays after his first semester at an east coast university, he discovers that his former girlfriend and best friend haven’t been doing so well (to say the least) in their life decisions. Despite its sunny SoCal setting, Less Than Zero offers a glimpse into the dark side of the privileged but also the power of friendship. We declare this a new holiday must-watch movie!

Part of Nitehawk’s December ALL YOU WANT FOR XMAS brunch series.

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