“He got a real purty mouth.”
Adapted from James Dickey‘s bestselling novel ‘Deliverance,’ director John Boorman crafted one of the era’s most singularly affecting and definitive films. Re-imagining the “man vs. nature” trope into one of “man vs. man’s nature” he expertly and powerfully contrasted the quiet moments to be had in the natural world against pure, sinister violence – and man’s arrogance and machismo at its most terrifying. Featuring an all-star cast of heavy-hitters (Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox) and one of the most instantly recognizable original scores (dueling banjos, anyone?), DELIVERANCE is a transcendent film that’s both a cinematic marvel and a pop-culture touchstone.
Four city-dwelling friends decide to get away from their jobs, wives and kids for a week of canoeing in rural Georgia. When the men arrive, they are not welcomed by the backwoods locals, who stalk the vacationers and savagely attack them in the woods. Reeling from the ambush, the friends attempt to return home but are surrounded by dangerous rapids and pursued by a madman. Soon, their canoe trip turns into a fight for survival.
“Each of the four lead performances is exceptional, none more so than Burt Reynolds’ beefy, supercilious Lewis.” (TIME Magazine)
“A sad, brilliant reminder that sometimes people are the most threatening monsters of all.” (Film4)
Monday, July 10
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Single film ticket $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this films is rated 18A). Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Groupons and passes good for any single film! Please redeem at the door.
DELIVERANCE (John Boorman, 2972 / 109 mins / 18A) Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it’s turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they’ll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.