Because of a power outage at the St. Louis Public Library, the screening of "Deliverance" had to be postponed. The film is now scheduled for Saturday, April 30.
In this adaptation of James Dickey’s bestselling novel, a relaxing canoe trip turns into an frighteningly intense fight for survival. Four city-dwelling friends (Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox) decide to get away from their jobs, wives, and kids for a week of canoeing in rural Georgia. When the men arrive, however, they are not welcomed by the backwoods locals, who stalk the vacationers and savagely attack them in the woods. Reeling from the ambush, the friends are forced to navigate dangerous rapids while pursued by a madman. Nominated for three Oscars — including Best Picture and Best Director for John Boorman (“Point Blank,” “Hope and Glory”) — “Deliverance” also featured the Grammy-winning instrumental “Dueling Banjos,” a surprising pop-chart hit.
Intro and discussion by Peter Bolte, writer-director of the narrative features “All Roads Lead” and “Dandelion Man” and cinematographer of the documentary features “The Booksellers,” “Casting By,” and “Thank You for Your Service.”