- Fri-Sun, June 6-8Dir. William Friedkin, USA, 1977, 121 min., PG, DCP, (4K remaster, 2K scan)
Following the enormous twin successes of THE FRENCH CONNECTION and THE EXORCIST, William Friedkin transformed H.G. Clouzot’s classic THE WAGES OF FEAR into one of the great unheralded films of the 1970s and, now, a film finally getting its due. Four men, each from a different country, are exiled to a South American town, where they're approached by an American company with a tempting proposition: transport a volatile load of nitroglycerin over perilous terrain for a healthy wage and a promise of legal citizenship. This brand-new restoration was overseen by the filmmaker himself, righting a wrong long-imposed by shoddy home releases and bringing back to the forefront a film unjustly buried in the wake of 70s juggernauts like STAR WARS, released within a month of SORCERER.