Comedy, Retro

Retro Film Series Presents

Blazing Saddles & History of the World Part 1

Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles
(1974, R, 93 min)
Mel Brooks scored huge box-office with this raucous Western spoof starring Cleavon Little as the newly hired (and conspicuously black) sheriff of Rock Ridge.  Sheriff Bart teams up with Deputy Jim (Gene Wilder) to foil the railroad-building scheme of the nefarious Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman).

Please note that this film may contain negative depictions of people or cultures. Why are we showing it? This film was a product of its time. While it does not represent the views of the Carolina Theatre, we hope that it will provide a glimpse into American culture during its time, help spark conversation, and help us to build a better future for all in Durham.

Followed by:

Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part 1
(1981, R, 92 min)
Mel Brooks’ uproarious version of history proves nothing is sacred. Featuring everything from a wild send-up of 2001 to the real stories behind the Roman Empire, the French Revolution, and the Spanish Inquisition—this is Mel and company at their hilarious best.