BLUE COLLAR – IN 35mm
Plays in Theater Only Friday, July 9 – Thursday, July 15
(1978) Fed up with management and their own reps, Detroit auto workers (in the factory that made NYC’s storied Checker cabs) Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto knock over union headquarters, netting a lousy 600 bucks – along with a ledger detailing mob link-ups that gets them in steadily deeper waters. 35mm. Approx. 114 min.
A UNIVERSAL PICTURES RELEASE.
“A STUNNING DEBUT, TAKING CHANCES AND WINNING AT THEM. Like On the Waterfront, both an indictment and an entertainment… It took a special filmmaking gift to make it burst with humor, humanity, and suspense as well…”
– Roger Ebert
“The performances are excellent. Mr. Keitel's Jerry is all itchy ignorance… Mr. Kotto [is] cool [and] self-assured. The center of the film, however, is Mr. Pryor, who has a role that for the first time makes use of the wit and fury that distinguish his comedy routines.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times
“Excessive, profane and relentlessly angry… razor-sharp in its examination of how working people can be turned against their own interests.”
– Glenn Kenny, The New York Times