Boxcar Bertha

Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 14, 2018

35mm Print!

Boxcar Bertha is a weirdly interesting movie and not really the sleazy exploitation film the ads promise. It finds its inspiration in the exploits of Boxcar Bertha Thompson, an outlaw folk hero who operated in Arkansas during the Depression. I am not sure whether she was called “Boxcar” because of the way she was built or because of where she liked to spend her evenings, but I can report that Barbara Hershey, who plays her in the movie, is built like the proverbial structure of brick. For that we can be grateful.” – Roger Ebert (1972)

Screening as part of our Waverly Midnight series, Scorsese.

  • Country USA
  • Year 1972
  • Running Time 88 minutes
  • Director Martin Scorsese
  • Writer Ben L. Reitman (book), Joyce Hooper Corrington (screenplay), John William Corrington (screenplay)
  • Editor Buzz Feitshans
  • Cinematographer John M. Stephens
  • Cast Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey

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