Friedkin Remembered: Sorcerer


Fox Theatre Fri, Sep 22, 2023 9:15 PM
Fox Theatre Sat, Sep 23, 2023 9:15 PM
Fox Theatre Wed, Sep 27, 2023 9:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1977
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
DIRECTOR:William Friedkin
STARRING:Roy Scheider
Bruno Cremer
Francisco Rabal
Ramon Bieri


Join us for a mini-tribute to director William Friedkin, continuing with this visually stunning, little-seen gem hailed by critics as a masterpiece. Friedkin takes Georges Arnaud’s 1950 novel "Le salaire de la peur" (which received its first film adaptation in Henri-Georges Clouzot’s "The Wages of Fear") and transforms it into a savage opera of existential delirium. The story follows four desperate men with nothing to lose—led by Roy Scheider’s on-the-lam Jersey mobster— as they take on the seemingly doomed mission of transporting two trucks full of highly explosive nitroglycerin through the perilous South American jungle. It's a mucky, sweaty, edge-of-your-seat ride that becomes a battle of man vs. nature climaxing in a final act of desperation that will have you holding your breath in fear (in a good way!). Tangerine Dream’s mesmerizing electronic score only adds to the intensity. Don't miss it on the big screen - the way William Friedkin would have wanted you to watch it!