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March 12, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM | Chazen Auditorium
USA, 1984, 35mm, 118 min.
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan
Indy (Ford) is recruited to infiltrate an ancient, evil cult that has kidnapped and enslaved all of the children from a small village in India. This follow-up to Raiders of the Lost Ark adds a great deal more humor and even a musical number to its continuing tribute to classic Saturday matinee adventure films and serials, but it’s the brilliant action sequences, including a rollicking mine car chase, that makes this memorable and a must see on the big screen. This 35mm stereo print that will be shown provides a fine showcase for one of the very best scores of John Williams, who builds on the familiar Raiders march with a whole new set of themes and leitmotifs.
In a career spanning over six decades, John Williams has established himself as the best-known movie music composer of all time. Our Sunday afternoon series for February-May takes us from Williams’ jazzy origins in 60s comedies and capers to his iconic orchestral scores for some of the biggest blockbusters from the 70s onward, including several key pairings with Williams’ most celebrated collaborator, director Steven Spielberg. Please note: While Lucasfilm is currently not licensing the first six chapters of the Star Wars saga for theatrical viewing, a prelude to this series will be offered on Sunday, January 29 when we present a screening of the Williams-scored Star Wars: The Force Awakens as part of the Best of 3-D series in our regular venue, 4070 Vilas Hall.
Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen, a collaboration between Cinematheque and the Chazen Museum of Art, presents archival and feature films curated by Cinematheque director Jim Healy. Screenings are free and begin at 2 p.m. There will be no admittance to the Auditorium after the film has started.