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Since 2000, Film Comment Selects has held sneak peeks of upcoming releases, showcased eclectic international and avant-garde films, and given retrospectives to rare and overlooked directors.

Upcoming Screenings

Burt Reynolds, Football Pro

Sep 16, 6:30pm (Standby Only)

Semi-Tough (Michael Ritchie, 1977):
Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson star in this send-up of the self-improvement “human potential movement” set in the world of professional football, adapted from Dan Jenkins’s 1972 novel by veteran screenwriter Walter Bernstein.

The Longest Yard (Robert Aldrich, 1974):
Sentenced to one year in a Florida State Prison for drunk driving, former NFL star Crewe (Reynolds) is blackmailed by the warden (Eddie Albert) to help train the guards’ football team for an upcoming semi-professional championship.

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Pink Panther 50th Anniversary

Oct 23, 6:30pm

The Return of the Pink Panther (Blake Edwards, 1975):
A decade after the first two installments of the Pink Panther series, Peter Sellers and Blake Edwards team up again, scaling new heights of comic mayhem and mangled English dialogue at the hands of the incompetent Inspector Clouseau.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (Blake Edwards, 1976):
Peter Sellers’s comic genius is on full display again in the fifth installment of the series, but the great Herbert Lom is not far behind, with his twitching, psychotic Dreyfus, now transformed into a James Bond–style supervillain, taking a central role.

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