Remembering Norman Jewison: Rollerball


Fox Theatre Wed, Mar 20 6:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:6/25/1975
Science Fiction
Production Country:USA
United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
DIRECTOR:Norman Jewison
John Houseman
Maud Adams
John Beck
Moses Gunn


In memory of beloved Canadian director and Beaches local, Norman Jewison, we're screening his ultra-violent, oddball Sci-Fi masterpiece!

It's 2018 and war is a thing of the past. But blood continues to be shed on the tracks of Rollerball, a brutal contact sport that pits players in a battle of life and death.

James Caan plays Jonathan, the celebrated captain of the Houston Rollerball team whose prowess on the track has earned him renown across the globe. But this fame has also attracted the ire of the games’ corporate sponsors, who want to suppress any display of individual achievement – fearing this would encourage the populace to revolt.

With the powers-that-be pushing for his retirement, Jonathan is faced with a choice: concede to the Corporation’s will or take a stand by continuing to compete in the increasingly deadly games.

So roll your way on down to the Fox be cause, in case you haven’t been paying attention, the not-too-distant-future dystopia is…NOW!