American Graffiti


Sioux Falls State Theatre Sat, Jul 24 7:30 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sun, Jul 25 4:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1973
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Format:2K DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:George Lucas
Cast:Richard Dreyfuss
Paul Le Mat
Charles Martin Smith
Candy Clark
Mackenzie Phillips
Ron Howard
Wolfman Jack
Produced By:Francis Ford Coppola
Screenwriter:George Lucas
Willard Huyck
Gloria Katz


On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, friends Curt (Richard Dreyfuss), Steve (Ronny Howard), Terry (Charles Martin Smith) and John (Paul Le Mat) cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey (Wolfman Jack) spins classic rock'n'roll tunes. It's the last night before their grown-up lives begin, and Steve's high-school sweetheart, a hot-to-trot blonde, a bratty adolescent and a disappearing angel in a Thunderbird provide all the excitement they can handle.

96% Rating

"One of the most influential of all teen films, American Graffiti is a funny, nostalgic, and bittersweet
look at a group of recent high school grads' last days of innocence."


"This superb and singular film catches not only the charm and tribal energy of the teen-age 1950s but also the listlessness and the resignation that underscored it all like an incessant bass line in one of the rock-'n'-roll songs of the period."

"A funny-serious movie with gorgeous cars and colours and an amazing feel for the artefacts of an instantly vanished era."

"There is brilliant interplaying and underplaying, of script, performers and direction which will raise howls of laughter from audiences, yet never descends on the screen to overdone mugging, pratfall and other heavy-handed devices normally employed."

"American Graffiti acts almost as a milestone to show us how far (and in many cases how tragically) we have come."

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