Steve Martin made the banjo funny. Bela Fleck made the banjo cool. And the movie Deliverance made the banjo creepy. Deliverance was one of those movies that made you think twice about camping, white water rafting, and making fun of inbred hillbillies. There were certain scenes that made you squeal, and there were others that boosted your adrenaline. This was the movie that shredded Burt Reynold’s comedic Smokey and the Bandit image, just as the movie Die Hard helped to kill Bruce Willis’s ‘suit’ character in Moonlighting.
NY Times rates Deliverance as one of the top 1000 movies of all time, and tonight you get a chance to see it for free at Hardware’s Backroom (learn more about the Tuesday evening movie series). Last week’s screening of The Harder They Come starring Jimmy Cliff was smashing, though it may be topped by the unsettling backwoods antics of this movie’s toothless halfwits. Grab a beer, some popcorn and settle into this notorious blockbuster.
While we’re on the topic of John Voight movies, I’d like to submit a request for Midnight Cowboy.
Location: The Backroom @ Hardware in Allentown
Tuesday, July 19 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm (due to stragglers bellying up to the bar, the movie rarely starts on time)