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Reality Bites

Dir: Ben Stiller, 1994, USA, 35mm, 99 minutes, Cert: 12

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Tue 4 September // 20:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

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Winona Ryder leads a cast of Generation X-ers in Stiller’s era-defining debut, a tender romantic comedy and a self-aware portrait of youthful aimlessness in the pop-culture-saturated 1990s. Helen Childress’ rich screenplay afforded Ryder her sharpest present-day dialogue since Heathers in the plum role of a college valedictorian whose documentary filmmaking career is entwined with the travails of her friends.