You’d be hard-pressed to find a more seminal year in movie-going history than 1977, which unspooled such game-changers and genre-benders as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind
,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Airport ’77,” “Sorcerer,” and many, many more.
In honor of the fortieth anniversary of one of the wildest years in recent cinema history, The Film Society of Lincoln Center has programmed their ambitious ’77, a 33-film series surveying the sweeping cinematic landscape of a prolific year in cinema, in the United States and around the world.
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While the debut of George Lucas
’ original “Star Wars
” is likely the most notable name in a long list of ’77 titles, the year also played home to “Jubilee,” “Eraserhead
,” “Hausu,” “Wizard,” and “Smokey and the Bandit
.” That startling breadth of film options speaks to the changing times — both