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The Movies of 1972: World Premieres
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 Solaris Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. With Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Jüri Järvet A–

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Aguirre, the Wrath of God Dir. Werner Herzog. With Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Del Negro A+

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With Margit Cartensen TBA

Cabaret Dir. Bob Fosse. With Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey A
Cries and Whispers Dir. Ingmar Bergman. With Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann A

Deliverance Dir. John Boorman. With Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, Burt Reynolds, Ronny Cox B
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Dir. Luis Buñuel. With Fernando Rey TBA

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Dir. Paul Newman B

Fat City Dir. John Huston. With Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Nicholas Colasanto A–
Future Shock Dir. Alexander Grasshoff. Alarmist documentary about technological innovation D+

The Godfather Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. With Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan A

Heat Dir. Paul Morrissey. With Joe Dallesandro, Andrea Feldman, Sylvia Miles, Pat Ast, Ray Vestal B+

The King of Marvin Gardens Dir. Bob Rafelson. With Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern TBA

Lady Sings the Blues Dir. Sidney J. Furie. With Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor C+
Last Tango in Paris Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci. With Maria Schneider, Marlon Brando A–
Liza with a "Z" Dir. Bob Fosse. Concert documentary of Liza Minnelli's 1972 one-woman show B+

Pink Flamingos Dir. John Waters. With Divine, David Mills, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pierce A–
Play It Again, Sam Dir. Herbert Ross. With Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Lacy TBA
The Poseidon Adventure Dir. Ronald Neame. With Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine C

The Ruling Class Dir. Peter Medak. With Peter O'Toole, William Mervyn, Coral Browne TBA

Sleuth Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier D+
Solaris Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. With Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Jüri Järvet A–
Sounder Dir. Martin Ritt. With Kevin Hooks, Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Janet MacLachlan A–

Travels with My Aunt Dir. George Cukor. With Alec McCowen, Maggie Smith, Lou Gossett Jr. F

Winter Soldier Dirs. Winterfilm Collective. Documentary of Vietnam War veterans' testimonies B+