Archive: FILMS OF DEFIANCE

Movies on Chatham offered a competition for its fall movie lineup in 2015. After tallying the votes (which was an arduous task), these movies came out on top as memorable films.

American Graffiti: How Time Flies When You’re Cruising

Mel's Drive In in American GraffitiYears before George Lucas created a galaxy far, far away, where Jedi wield light sabers against the “Dark Side,” he directed a low-budget film called American Graffiti (1973) that defied low expectations and exploded with profitable success. This coming-of-age film is about teenagers marching into adulthood in the summer of 1962.  There are several reasons that this movie resonated so strongly with its audiences. Continue reading American Graffiti: How Time Flies When You’re Cruising