In John Boorman’s infamous back-country thriller, starring Jon Voight and a breakout Burt Reynolds, four city boys make the foolhardy decision to canoe down a treacherous Georgia river before it’s dammed and turned into a lake. This white-knuckle interpretation of James Dickey’s classic novel is remembered not only for its provocations (and “Dueling Banjos” musical sequence) but also its expert pacing and chilling examination of the disappearing American wilderness.

Playing as part of our Bong Joon Ho retrospective, January 7-14. See showtimes & get tickets.