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Film showings: Blazing Saddles (1974)

The CWRU Film Society will host film showings of Blazing Saddles (1974) Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium.

Directed by Mel Brooks, the film stars Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder and Slim Pickens.

The showings are open to members of the Case Western Reserve University community and the general public. Tickets cost $4 and can be purchased on CampusGroups.


The year is 1874. When the frontier town of Rock Ridge lies in the way of a new railroad, State Attorney General Hedley Lamarr tries to scare the townspeople away, but they demand a new sheriff to protect them. Lamarr gets the governor to appoint a Black railroad worker named Bart, hoping the racist townsfolk will either move away or lynch him. But the quick-witted, urbane Bart and his alcoholic sidekick The Waco Kid set out to win over the town.