Sound & Vision Film Series: 'Saturday Night Fever'

Friday May 16, 2014: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Sound & Vision is a new AADL Friday evening film series, hosting screenings throughout the summer of both documentaries and features focusing on music and pop culture. Popcorn will also be served!

First up is the award-winning 1977 dance movie classic "Saturday Night Fever".

Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn native Tony Manero (Oscar Nominee John Travolta) lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he's king of the club, thanks to his stylish moves on the dance floor. Outside of the club, things don't look so rosy. At home, Tony fights constantly with his father and has to compete with his family's starry-eyed view of his older brother, a priest. Nor can he find satisfaction at his dead-end job at a paint store. However, things begin to change when he spies Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney) in the disco and starts training with her for the club's dance competition. Stephanie dreams of the world beyond Brooklyn, and her plans to move to the big city just over the bridge soon change Tony's life forever. This 118 minute film is rated R.

Sit back and enjoy your popcorn and the classic disco music by the Bee Gees (the soundtrack for this film is one of the top-selling movie soundtracks of all time).

Want some 70's inspiration? Take a look at this curated list of 70s music, movies, and books available at the Library.