Tuesday, August 26, 2014
USA, 1972, 35mm, 104m
An adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s satire about the time-tripping Billy Pilgrim (Michael Sacks), temporally unstuck between a traumatic wartime past, his present-day suburban existence, and life in an alien zoo on the planet Tralfamadore. A blackly comic antiwar statement and a poignant study of psychic dislocation. With a memorable Valerie Perrine as porn star Montana Wildhack.
The Great Waldo Pepper
USA, 1975, 35mm, 107m
Hill’s third team-up with writer William Goldman and star Robert Redford punctures posturing heroics in the story of a World War I pilot turned aerial stuntman (Redford) who flies around the Midwest putting on barnstorming shows and joins a flying circus, but becomes increasingly disillusioned after a series of misfortunes. Featuring Bo Svenson, Margot Kidder, and Susan Sarandon.