Rolling Thunder

Friday, September 20 - Saturday, September 21, 2013

35mm print

“Co-scenarist Paul Schrader translated Taxi Driver to Tex-Mex with 1977’s ROLLING THUNDER, in which Major Charles Rane (William Devane, impenetrable behind aviator shades) touches down in San Antone, after 2,555 days as a POW, to a wet-blanket countrypolitan theme song, a wife who didn’t wait, and a USA that can’t manufacture convertibles. It’s a boon when some psychopathic home invaders give his life fresh purpose—tracking and killing, with bleary honky-tonk angel Linda Haynes and a bullnecked young Tommy Lee Jones, still looking fit to play tackle. Performances are made crystalline through a sixth sense for camera placement and curt cutting from director John Flynn, whose 2007 passing was little noted, though his no-BS way of laying down a story is a rare commodity in any era.” – Village Voice

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1977
  • Running Time 99 minutes
  • Director John Flynn