Léon: The Professional

*Flashback Friday* March 22nd at 9:15pm!

Mathilda (Natalie Portman in her first film role) is only 12 years old, but is already familiar  with the dark side of life: her abusive father stores drugs for corrupt police officers, and her mother neglects her. Léon (Jean Reno), who lives down the hall, tends to his houseplants  and works as a hired hitman for mobster Tony (Danny Aiello). When her family is murdered by crooked DEA agent Stansfield (Gary Oldman), Mathilda joins forces with a  reluctant Léon to learn his deadly trade and avenge her family’s deaths.  See this groundbreaking thriller in the director’s original cut fully restored in 4K digital. Cash alcohol sales available to benefit Muse Writers Center. (1994, R, 1h 55m)

“Oozing style, wit and confidence from every sprocket, and offering a dizzyingly, fresh perspective on the Big Apple that only Besson could bring, this is, in a word, wonderful.” – Mark Salisbury, Empire Magazine