George Roy Hill: Slaughterhouse Five + The Great Waldo Pepper


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George Roy Hill: Slaughterhouse Five + The Great Waldo Pepper
George Roy Hill, 1972/1975
USA | Format: 35mm | 211 minutes

Slaughterhouse Five
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.

Followed by:

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.

Series: Film Comment Double Feature

Venue: Francesca Beale Theater

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