Director: Steven Spielberg Run Time: 124 min. Release Year: 1975
Starring: Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider
Country: United States
Experience the original summer blockbuster on gorgeous 35mm film, a Film Center annual tradition!
About the film:
An Official Selection of San Sebastian International Film Festival and winner of three Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film Jaws was the most successful motion picture of its time and inspired a generation of filmmakers.
Based on Peter Benchley’s novel inspired by the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916, the film features the iconic animatronic shark (named Bruce) and an unforgettable score from John Williams. In 2001, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.
“You yell shark, we’ve got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July”
– Mayor Vaughn