Film Series: Blazing Saddles

1974. USA. Dir: Mel Brooks. With Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder. 93 min.

A land-grabbing railroad baron tries to drive off a tiny frontier town by getting them appointed a black sheriff, only for the new lawman to become their unlikely savior. Brooks’ comedy Western, co-penned by Richard Pryor, “rises below vulgarity” as it simultaneously offers slapstick gags, juvenile jokes, and a sharp satire of American racism.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

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