7:30 PM | DELIVERANCE
1972 | Drama/Thriller| 1h 50m | R16
OVER THE SUMMER WE ARE TRIALLING CLASSIC THURSDAY AT THE MOVIES
John Boorman's 1972 movie recounts the grueling psychological and physical journey taken by four city slickers down a river in the backwoods of Georgia. At the behest of Iron John-esque Lewis (Burt Reynolds), the less adventuresome Ed (Jon Voight), Bobby (Ned Beatty), and Drew (Ronny Cox) agree to canoe down an uncharted section of the river before a dam project ruins the region. After warnings from the grimy, impoverished locals, and the iconic "Dueling Banjos" encounter, the four men embark on their trip, exulting in the beauty of nature and the initial thrill of the rapids. However the dream turns into a nighmare which irrevocably changes the tenor of the journey. As the river gets rougher and wilder, the men come to grips with what it means to survive outside the safety net of "civilization".