As part of our tribute to Academy Award winning cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond, we're very pleased to present Deliverance.
Zsigmond, whose career spans four decades, lives up to the demands of James Dickey's novel and screenplay. Dickey delves into the hearts of men to expose the ugly savagery that lurks just beneath the surface of modern urbanites. Four sportsmen, (Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ronny Cox, and Ned Beatty) take a wilderness canoe trip that leads from idyllic nature to shocking violence and perversion at the hands of the local hillbillies. The sophistication of modern life is stripped away as they fight for their lives. Director John Boorman expertly draws us into the action, and then, into the horror. Even the fun, but slightly sinister, dueling banjos scene adds to the suspense.
Academy Award winner Zsigmond, whose striking visual sense is seen in such films as The Deer Hunter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blow Out, The Two Jakes, and Bonfire of the Vanities, doesn't fail to deliver in Deliverance. Don't miss this rare showing on the big screen. - Jeffrey Vargas