John Boorman’s Deliverance still proves to be a heart-pounding ride through the spectrum of human emotions.
When four businessmen from Atlanta decide to spend an afternoon canoeing down a river in the Georgia wilderness, they find themselves in an entirely new element. Veteran outdoorsman Lewis, played by Burt Reynolds, and his three inexperienced colleagues, are confronted with an unexpected problem when their peaceful trip is interrupted by a group of backwoods locals.
Nominated for three Academy Awards and widely considered one of the greatest thrillers of all time, Deliverance is celebrating its 40th anniversary at The Lyric Theatre in Stuart. Following the Aug. 16 screening, legendary actor Burt Reynolds will take the stage for a talkback session.
The special evening gets under way at 7 p.m., and partial proceeds benefit the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre.
Tickets are $15. Call 772-286-7827.