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Independent Film Festival Boston • April 25 – May 2, 2018

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

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Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Repertory Series ArchiveRoy Scheider Revisited

Sorcerer

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SORCERER

(1977) dir William Friedkin w/Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou [121 min; DCP]
Friedkin’s thrilling, and almost impossibly tense, remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s The Wages of Fear was poised to be the biggest film of 1977 with Scheider riding high off of the success of JAWS and Friedkin still white-hot after the success of THE FRENCH CONNECTION and The Exorcist. But, alas, fate intervened and a little space opera called Star Wars debuted a month earlier and eclipsed every other film at the box office. SORCERER became practically a lost film and slipped into obscurity until last year’s revival and premiere of this stunning digital restoration.

★★★★ “Friedkin’s film maudit shows the director at his most brilliant and original.” –Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“It’s all terrified eyes boiling in stoic-faced men as mud-caked wheels skirt crumbling cliff sides, each shot like something Friedkin had to hack out of the rainforest.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“A wild movie of extraordinary faces and amazing sounds.” –Jason Solomons, The Observer

‘I got fired five times from The Exorcist!’ The Guardian interviews William Friedkin, who looks back on his career and the film he considers his best, 1977’s ‘Sorcerer.’ Read the Interview

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Friday, July 3: Double Feature

JAWS
at 2:00 7:00
JAWS 2
at 4:30 9:45

Saturday, July 4: Double Feature

JAWS
at 2:00 7:00
JAWS 2
at 4:30 only

Sunday, July 5: Double Feature

THE FRENCH CONNECTION
at 4:45 9:30
SORCERER
at 2:15 7:00

Monday, July 6: Double Feature

MARATHON MAN
at 7:00
KLUTE
at 4:30 9:30

Tuesday, July 7: Double Feature

THE FRENCH CONNECTION
at 7:00
SORCERER
at 4:30 9:15

Wednesday, July 8:

2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT
at 8:30

Thursday, July 9:

ALL THAT JAZZ
at 4:30 7:00 9:30

Double Feature: see two movies for one low price – click the earlier of two consecutive showtimes and select the Multi-Feature ticket option. Brattle passes accepted. All times PM unless indicated.

  • Independent Film Festival Boston • April 25 – May 2, 2018
Free Screening & Discussion! Elements of Cinema presents PEOPLE ON SUNDAY (Menschen am Sonntag) • Sunday, April 22 at 7:00

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