DELIVERANCE: BURT REYNOLDS TRIBUTE + DOG DAY AFTERNOON

Rating: R18+
Length: 249 mins
Cast:
Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty

Unfortunately our Deliverance & Dog Day Afternoon double feature this Sun night now also becomes a bitter sweet tribute to screen legend Burt Reynolds who has just passed. Reynolds called Deliverance “The best film I’ve ever been in.”

A powerful and classic double feature of Deliverance + Dog Day Afternoon.

Deliverance is a 1972 American thriller film produced and directed by John Boorman, and starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox, with the latter two making their feature film debuts.
The film is based on the 1970 novel of the same name by American author James Dickey, who has a small role in the film as the Sheriff. The screenplay was written by Dickey and an uncredited Boorman.
It was a critical success, earning three Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe nominations.

“It’s a haunting, nightmarish vision” – TIME OUT

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, James Broderick, Lance Henriksen, and Carol Kane. The title refers to the sultry “dog days” of summer.
The film was inspired by P. F. Kluge’s article “The Boys in the Bank” in LIFE magazine, about a similar robbery of a Brooklyn bank by John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale on August 22, 1972.
The film received critical acclaim upon its September 1975 release by Warner Bros., some of which referred to its anti-establishment tone.
Dog Day Afternoon was nominated for several Academy Awards and Golden Globe awards, and won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

“Framed by great work from director Sidney Lumet and fueled by a gripping performance from Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon offers a finely detailed snapshot of people in crisis with tension-soaked drama shaded in black humour” – ROTTEN TOMATOES

Official Trailer