Cinematic Goddess: American Sex Symbol, The Films of Raquel Welch Feb 10 – Feb 14

Cinematic Goddess: American Sex Symbol, The Films of Raquel Welch
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Raquel Welch in person!

With a personal, commanding, infectious charisma combined with her exquisite organic beauty, Raquel Welch beamed off the movie screen with the intensity of a high-powered searchlight in the Los Angeles night sky. 

For five days Film Society is delighted to bring back to the big screen a showcase of rarely screened mainstream classics all on the best projection formats available with the lady herself here to talk about them. Programmed by Josh Strauss.

Past Films

100 Rifles

100 Rifles

Tom Gries | 1969 | 110 mins

In this energetic gun-crazy Western, Raquel Welch plays gorgeous, untamed revolutionary Sarita, opposite bronzed gunrunner Burt Reynolds. With Jim Brown and a pioneering interracial tryst.

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Fantastic Voyage

Fantastic Voyage

Richard Fleischer | 1966 | 100 mins

When a Soviet superscientist falls into a coma, a team of miniaturized scientists tries to save his life, in this intrigue-laden adventure full of groovy special effects.

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Hannie Caulder

Hannie Caulder

Burt Kennedy | 1972 | 85m mins

Raquel Welch in person for a post-screening Q&A!

Tough frontierwoman Hannie Caulder (Welch) hires a bounty hunter to whack her husband’s killers, in a revenge tale blending humor, drama, and hard-charging action.

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Kansas City Bomber

Kansas City Bomber

Jerrold Freeman | 1972 | 99 mins

Raquel Welch in person for a post-screening Q&A!

Welch is “The Hottest Thing on Wheels” as the quick-tempered roller derby champ torn between personal and professional success in the sport’s cutthroat world.

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The Last of Sheila

The Last of Sheila

Herbert Ross | 1973 | 120 mins

Raquel Welch in person for February 12 screening!

A millionaire widower orchestrates a cat-and-mouse guessing game for his Hollywood friends that devolves into murder. Screenplay by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim.

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Mother, Jugs, and Speed

Mother, Jugs, and Speed

Peter Yates | 1976 | 95 mins

A rough-and-tumble freelance ambulance crew in L.A. hustles to reach the scene of accidents first. Starring Bill Cosby, with Welch as secretary “Jugs.”

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Myra Breckinridge

Myra Breckinridge

Michael Sarne | 1970 | 94 mins

Raquel Welch in person for a Q&A preceding the February 10 screening, moderated by author, fashion commentator and window-dresser Simon Doonan!

Welch takes charge in this outrageous adaptation of Gore Vidal’s scandalous satire on Hollywood and fortune-seeking. With Mae West, John Huston, and Rex Reed.

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One Million Years B.C.

One Million Years B.C.

Don Chaffey | 1967 | 91m mins

Raquel Welch in person for the introduction on February 11 screening!

Featuring special effects by Ray Harryhausen, this Hammer Films classic details the power struggles of early man and features Welch in an immortal leather bikini.

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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Richard Lester | 1974 | 105 mins

Raquel Welch in person for a Q&A moderated by legendary talk show host and New York Times pundit Dick Cavett preceding the February 11 screening!

Hard Day’s Night director Richard Lester's rollicking, comedic take on Dumas’s story stars Welch, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York, and Spike Milligan.

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The Wild Party

The Wild Party

James Ivory | 1975 | 95 mins

In this dazzling ode to Silent Hollywood decadence from Merchant Ivory, an aging Fatty Arbuckle–like comedian (James Coco) throws a catastrophic party for his big comeback.

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