CAR WASH
1976, Universal, 97 min, USA, Dir: Michael Schultz

A disco flurry of afros, bell-bottoms and big boat cars, this classic comedy takes place at the DeLuxe car wash. Among the most memorable visitors to the establishment are Daddy Rick (Richard Pryor), the Taxi Driver (George Carlin) and the Mad Bomber (Professor Irwin Corey). With a Top 10 hit title song by Rose Royce. “It's one thing to have an idea like this - a zany, sometimes serious day in the life of a car wash - and another thing to make it work. But the screenplay and the direction juggle the characters so adroitly, this is almost a wash-and-wax MASH.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.


FELLINI’S ROMA
1972, Park Circus/MGM, 120 min, Italy/France, Dir: Federico Fellini

In a stunning 4K restoration funded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, ROMA reemerges as one of Federico Fellini’s most impressive visual spectacles, as the Italian auteur takes the audience on a vibrant journey, delivering an impassioned love letter to his country’s capitol. Fashioned from documentary footage, memories, impressionistic images and extravagant surrealism, the film is a kaleidoscopic portrait of Rome - one that is deeply personal, yet informed by culture and history.


F.T.A.
1972, 96 min, USA, Dir: Francine Parker

Produced by Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, F.T.A. is a witty and moving film that chronicles opposition to the Vietnam War. Fonda and Sutherland, along with Holly Near, Michael Alaimo, Rita Martinson and Len Chandler, entertained American troops with a satirical revue called (in the polite version) “Free the Army.” The original theatrical release was curtailed under somewhat mysterious circumstances so the film was never widely seen and reemerges now as an essential piece of cinema and social history.


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