Vanishing Point

Pop existentialism at its most ‘70s, and the film that parked the Dodge Charger in the cinematic pantheon. Barry Newman powers a pill-popping gear-jammer who spends the entire film in flight from the law and his past (doled out in flashbacks) as he hurtles toward an inevitable fate. Journeyman director Richard Sarafian lensed the finest ever footage of speeding Detroit iron against the American Southwest. -Lee Gardner

1971 Richard Sarafian 1.85:1 Color DCP 99 min.