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1970-1979

Black Sunday (1976)

Directed by John Frankenheimer. Cast: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Bekim Fehmiu. A Black September terrorist group attempts to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the President of the United States in attendance. 143 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Bound for Glory (1976)

Directed by Hal Ashby. Cast: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, Randy Quaid. Set against the grim backdrop of depression America, this film joyously celebrates the life of Woody Guthrie, America's great folk balladeer and poet. As he traveled across America his buoyant spirit and soul-rousing music surrounded him with a quiet strength enabling him to do battle with the social injustice which surrounded him. 149 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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Boxcar Bertha (1972)

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Cast: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey, John Carradine. Based on characters in the book Sister of the road, which is the autobiography of Bertha Thompson. Set in the 1930's, a homeless woman (Bertha) and an union organizer team up on a crime spree to get revenge from a railroad company. 88 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Cabaret (1972)

Directed by Bob Fosse. Cast: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey. The story of an egocentric American girl who dreams of becoming a star while working in a third-rate Berlin cabaret. But as starry-eyed Sally and an impish emcee sound the call to decadent fun, in the streets of Berlin an ominous political party grows in brutal force. Based on the musical play by Joe Masteroff, the play I am a camera by John Van Druten and Christopher Isherwood's Berlin stories.

Caligula (Italy / USA, 1979)

Directed by Tinto Brass. Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Adriana Asti. Portrays the decadence and debauchery that marked the reign of the Roman emperor Caligula from 37-41 A.D. The details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed: his unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, and his fiendishly inventive means of disposing of those who would oppose him. 156 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database.

Car Wash (1976)

Director Michael Schultz. Cast: George Carlin, Richard Pryor,Franklyn Ajaye, Professor Irwin Corey, Ivan Dixon, AntonioFargas, Jack Kehoe, Clarence Muse, Lorraine Gary, the PointerSisters. An irreverent but affectionate look at a typical dayin a Los Angeles car wash. But what a day! There's a would-berobbery and an assembly line of the weirdest, baddestcharacters you've ever met and lots of booty-bumping music topass the hours. 97 min.
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Carnal Knowledge (1972)

Director: Mike Nichols. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Arthur Garfunkel, Ann-Margret, Rita Moreno, Cynthia O'Neal, Carol Kane. Traces the sexual triumphs and disasters of two American men from their Amherst College days in the fifties through the Kennedy sixties, up to the Vietnam era. Jonathan, a successful tax attorney and Sandy, a physician, personify two extremes of self-delusion and self-aggrandizement. 98 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Chico and the Man. (TV)

Cast: Freddie Prinze, Jack Albertson, Della Reese, Scatman Crothers. Ed Brown was a cantankerous old widower who owned and operated a small filling station in Los Angeles. He hired a fast-talking, cheery young Chicano, Chico Rodriguez, to help him run the place. Since Chico also lived in the garage, the two were always together, and when they weren't bickering between themselves, they came to a greater understanding of each other's generation and culture. They even learned to love each other.

Chinatown (1974)

Directed by Roman Polanski. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, Bruce Glover, Joe Mantell, Roy Jenson, Diane Ladd, Dick Bakalyan, John Huston. The plot is a labyrinth of successive revelations having to do with Los Angeles water reserves, land rights, fraud and intra-family hanky-panky, climaxing in Los Angeles's Chinatown. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Awards & HonorsNational Film Registry Selection

Clockwork Orange (1971)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Adrienne Corri, Warren Clarke. Depicts a harrowing journey through a near-future world of decaying cities, murderous adolescents and nightmarish technologies of punishment and crime. 137 min. Online Access through LFLFC ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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