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Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s

Indulge in the pleasure of nostalgia this summer with our spotlight series on 1970s American cinema, Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s.

The Hollywood system had broken down at the end of the 60s. The kind of movies that had worked to sustain the studios for decades weren’t connecting anymore. In a panic, and bowled over by the runaway hit Easy Rider, the industry turned over the keys to a younger generation, and “New Hollywood” was born. A breathtaking range of masterly movies hit the screens and made the 70s one of the most exciting times in the history of American cinema.

For insights on this specially curated series, read VIFF Centre Year-Round Programmer, Tom Charity’s program notes “Why do…

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  • Harold and Maude
  • M*A*S*H
  • Gimme Shelter
  • Wanda
  • Two-Lane Blacktop
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • The Last Movie
  • A New Leaf
  • Klute
  • The French Connection
  • Silent Running
  • Fat City
  • Deliverance
  • The Long Goodbye
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Shaft
  • Super Fly
  • Wattstax
  • Nashville
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Exorcist
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Dark Star
  • Mean Streets
  • Badlands
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Chinatown
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • American Graffiti
  • Night Moves
  • The Yakuza
  • Charley Varrick
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Shampoo
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Network
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Blue Collar
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • All the President's Men
  • The Parallax View
  • Carrie
  • Days of Heaven
  • Between the Lines
  • The Deer Hunter
  • All That Jazz
  • Norma Rae
  • Breaking Away
  • Minnie and Moskowitz
  • Girlfriends
  • Killer of Sheep
  • The Late Show
  • Being There
  • Old Boyfriends
  • Saint Jack
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Desperate Living