Film

Spirit of '72

When: Sept. 20-23 2012

It begins with a man squealing like a pig and ends with a transvestite eating something less than divine. In between, there are plenty of offers that moviegoers can't refuse. It's Spirit of '72, a celebration of some of the most noteworthy releases from the same year that The Light Factory was born. The venue has selected a total of eight feature films from 1972; some are Oscar winners, some are box office smashes, and yet others managed to push — make that shred — that proverbial envelope. The series begins tonight with a screening of the intense outdoor drama Deliverance; the rest of the lineup consists of the Bruce Lee actioner The Way of the Dragon; the raunchy animated film Fritz the Cat; Steve McQueen in The Getaway; Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in the screwball comedy What’s Up, Doc?; that year's Best Picture Oscar winner, The Godfather; that year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner, France's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; and Divine vying for the "World's Filthiest Person" title in John Waters' Pink Flamingos. For more information on film screening times, visit www.lightfactory.org.

Matt Brunson

Price: $7 per film


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