Imagine Travis Bickle from Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver obsessed with disco dancing and John Travolta's character from Saturday Night Fever instead of Jodie Foster, and you'll have some sense of the harrowing and satiric tone of Tony Manero. Perfectly capturing its time and place (1978 Chile), the film becomes a subtle yet startling allegory as the horrible acts done by the John Travolta-wannabe in the name of pursuing a Hollywood fantasy mirror the country's larger reign of terror caused by the dictator Augusto Pinochet. (98 mins., 35mm)
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Experience another side of Tony Manero fever at the Wexner Center when Saturday Night Fever screens on July 2 as part of the Soundtrack Available series.
Admission$7 students (tickets required)
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