Golden Anniversaries: 1968


Saturday, November 3 at 12:00pm

Sen. Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) is aiming to take down a mob boss with the help of testimony from the criminal’s hothead brother, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police Lt. Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen). When a pair of mob... Read more

Double Bill: Hal and Shampoo

Sunday, November 4 at 6:00pm

Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s — “Harold and Maude,” “The Last Detail,” “Shampoo,” “Coming Home,” “Being There” — he’s often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation.... Read more

Medium Cool

Saturday, November 3 at 3:00pm

It’s 1968, and the whole world is watching. With the U.S. in social upheaval, famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler (“In the Heat of the Night,” “Bound for Glory”) decided to make a film about what the hell was going on. “Medium Cool,” his debut feature, plunges... Read more

Once Upon a Time in the West

Saturday, November 10 at 2:00pm

Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in the West” — a Western-to-end-all-Westerns — brings SLIFF Golden Anniversaries: 1968 retrospective to an appropriately rousing conclusion. Rail baron Morton (Gabriele Ferzetti) angles to claim the single piece of land around... Read more

Pretty Poison

Saturday, November 10 at 11:00am

Part of SLIFF’s Golden Anniversaries: 1968 program, director Noel Black’s cult classic “Pretty Poison” is a darkly comic thriller about Dennis (Anthony Perkins), a disturbed young arsonist recently released from a mental institution. When Dennis falls for radiant... Read more

Rosemary's Baby

Sunday, November 4 at 1:30pm

Horrifying and darkly comic, “Rosemary’s Baby” — part of SLIFF’s Golden Anniversaries: 1968 program — served as Roman Polanski’s memorable Hollywood debut. This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira Levin’s bestseller, stars a revelatory Mia... Read more


Sunday, November 4 at 6:00pm

“Shampoo” recounts an especially eventful day in the life of George (Warren Beatty), a Beverly Hills hairdresser and lothario who frantically runs around town on the eve of the 1968 presidential election trying to sort out his many financial and romantic... Read more