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The Movies of 1972: World Premieres
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Top Ten List

1. Aguirre, the Wrath of God Dir. Werner Herzog. With Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Del Negro A+
2. The Godfather Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. With Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan A
3. Cries and Whispers Dir. Ingmar Bergman. With Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann A
4. Cabaret Dir. Bob Fosse. With Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey A
5. Solaris Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. With Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Jüri Järvet A–
6. Last Tango in Paris Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci. With Maria Schneider, Marlon Brando A–
7. Sounder Dir. Martin Ritt. With Kevin Hooks, Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Janet MacLachlan A–
8. Fat City Dir. John Huston. With Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Nicholas Colasanto A–
9. Pink Flamingos Dir. John Waters. With Divine, David Mills, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pierce A–
10. Winter Soldier Dirs. Winterfilm Collective. Documentary of Vietnam War veterans' testimonies B+

Remainder of Films Screened

Heat Dir. Paul Morrissey. With Joe Dallesandro, Andrea Feldman, Sylvia Miles, Pat Ast, Ray Vestal B+
Liza with a "Z" Dir. Bob Fosse. Concert documentary of Liza Minnelli's 1972 one-woman show B+

Deliverance Dir. John Boorman. With Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, Burt Reynolds, Ronny Cox B
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Dir. Paul Newman B

Lady Sings the Blues Dir. Sidney J. Furie. With Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor C+

The Poseidon Adventure Dir. Ronald Neame. With Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine C

Future Shock Dir. Alexander Grasshoff. Alarmist documentary about technological innovation D+
Sleuth Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier D+

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

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With Margit Cartensen TBA
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Dir. Luis Buñuel. With Fernando Rey TBA
The King of Marvin Gardens Dir. Bob Rafelson. With Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern TBA
Play It Again, Sam Dir. Herbert Ross. With Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Lacy TBA
The Ruling Class Dir. Peter Medak. With Peter O'Toole, William Mervyn, Coral Browne TBA