UW Cinematheque - Special Presentations and New Restorations
Slaughterhouse-Five | USA | 1972 | 35mm | 104 min. Director: George Roy Hill Cast: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Valerie Perrine
Saturday, January 29, 2022
4070 Vilas Hall
Everyman Billy Pilgrim (Sacks) has become unstuck in time, zipping back and forth across his life’s most important events: his childhood, his marriage, his abduction by aliens to the planet Tralfamadore, and, most significantly, his days as a prisoner-of-war before and after the horrific bombing of Dresden, Germany. Kurt Vonnegut enthusiastically praised director Hill’s very faithful adaptation of his most famous novel, a deeply personal, beautifully absurd science-fiction/anti-war hybrid.