The Critics Classics presents Saturday Night Fever at the Elk Grove Theatre on Wednesday, January 11 at 7:00 PM. Admission is $6. The Critics Classics will be in conjunction with the Chicago Film Critics Association. There will be an introduction to the film and a short Q&A after with Patrick McDonald.
The Critics Classics at the Elk Grove Theatre will be in conjunction with the Chicago Film Critics Association. Each film will be selected by the member of the CFCA from a list they provide and will host with an introduction and a short Q&A after the show. The films will run the 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 PM.
Saturday Night Fever:
Travolta plays Tony Manero, a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, we watch white-suited Tony strut his stuff amidst flashing lights and sweaty, undulating bodies. Tony's class aspirations are mirrored in his relationship with his dance partner, Stephanie, a secretary eager to move into the glamorous world of Manhattan. Saturday Night Fever's huge success grew meteorically thanks to the towering popularity of its soundtrack; during the first half of 1978, when the movie's disco songs saturated the singles charts up to four at a time, it was no longer clear whether the hit movie was feeding the hit songs or the hit songs were feeding the hit movie.