STARS John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller
STORY “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night”, by Nik Cohn
SCREENPLAY Norman Wexler
Venue – Bridport Art Centre
“. . . The new generation takes few risks; it graduates, looks for a job, endures. And once a week, on Saturday night, it explodes . . .”
Nominated, Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Best Original Score – Motion Picture, Best Original Song – Motion Picture at the Golden Globes, USA 1978.
Clad in crisp white suit and platform shoes, Oscar-nominated John Travolta will be strutting back onto the big screen. See this 1977 cult classic, where Travolta plays 19-year-old Brooklyn kid Tony Manero – whose slick weekend dance moves offer an escape from the mundanities of life.
Stuck in a dead-end job, Tony lives at home with his disapproving parents and dreams of a better life across the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan. He seizes the opportunity when a dance contest is launched, dumping his adoring partner Annette in favour of upwardly mobile Stephanie (Gorney).
A hugely influential, much- acclaimed box office smash, with a soundtrack featuring timeless Bee Gees classics including ‘Stayin Alive’ and ‘Night Fever’, don’t miss the rare chance to see Saturday Night Fever in its original cinematic glory.
We can tell by the way you use your walk that you are up for a night of Jive Talkin’ at Bridport Arts Centre which will be transformed into a 1970s Disco Inferno for the evening!
So dust off your flares and break out your best moves!
STARS Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Vin Diesel, Steve Martni
ORIGINAL NOVEL Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
SCREENPLAY Jean-Christophe Castel
Venue – The Electric Palace
It’s sort of weird being honored for the worst day of your life …
19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad – contrasting the realities of war with America’s perceptions.
An unlikely trio of pets — aging bull terrier Bodger, spry Labrador retriever Luath, and Siamese cat Tao — begin missing their owners after being dropped off for the summer with a friend of the family, John Longridge (Emile Genest), who lives across the country from them. Their loneliness becomes unbearable, however, when John leaves on an extended camping trip. The three animals resolve to find their way back home, no matter how difficult — and even if that means journeying over 250 miles.
STARS Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon, Grayson Hall
ORIGINAL NOVEL The Night of the Iguana 1961 play by Tennessee Williams
SCREENPLAY Anthony Veiller
Venue – Bridport Arts Centre
1964 Academy Award for Best Costume Design
After being defrocked from the ministry for having an inappropriate relationship with a “very young Sunday school teacher.” Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon (Burton) is leading a bottom-of-the-barrel ladies’ bus tour of Mexico’s churches and religious sites.
Teenage seductress Charlotte (Sue Lyon, right after her starring role in Lolita) is determined to snag the interest of Shannon. Her aunt, Miss Fellowes (Hall), accuses Shannon of trying to seduce Charlotte and declares that she will ruin him.