Comedy Film Bucket List Presents: Blazing Saddles (Special Event)

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Comedy Film Bucket List Presents: Blazing Saddles
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:30 PM
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Arlington, VA
  • Theater admission 21 or over unless accompanied by parent/guardian before 9PM - 21 or older after 9PM.
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 6:45 PM
  • Restrictions: Theater admission 21 or over unless accompanied by parent/guardian before 9PM - 21 or older after 9PM.
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(Rated R)(1hr 33mins)  

Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. As in Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), and High Anxiety (1977), director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of Seventies values and attitudes, an effort most often associated with such directors as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich . Some of this film's sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi