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BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

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BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

Part of 2018 In Memoriam and Weekend Classics.

Sat, Jan 26, 11:30am: Introduction from Sarah Crotzer, English instructor, Volunteer State Community College. Crotzer will also lead a post-screening discussion in the upstairs Jackson Education and Engagement Space (seating is limited; first come, first serve). BUY TICKETS

In Memoriam: William Goldman (1931-2018): Robert Redford as blue-eyed, laid back train robber, Sundance and Paul Newman his equally charming partner-in-crime, Butch, in this soulful, romantic look at the infamous Hole in the Wall gang. As the West rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance and their gang. Chased doggedly by a special posse, the two decide to make their way to South America in hopes of evading their pursuers once and for all. Brillianty scripted by novelist/screenwriter William Goldman (see also, HEAT, playing Jan 25), who passed away this past November.

“[A] great comedy, made all the richer for how obvious it is that Newman and Redford’s unforced chemistry reveals a genuine affection they shared in real life. THE STING may be the vehicle that won the Best Picture Oscar and is arguably the better known movie (perhaps for its legendary score as much as the con man angle). Yet BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID is the better, funnier and more consistently thrilling movie.” —Barry Wurst II, Maui Time

“Note-perfect performances, a screenplay steeped in both nostalgia and a timely sense of insight, and anti-heroes you can't help but love: BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID may be the most likeable film ever made.” —Bob McCabe, Empire

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