Caged Heat
Jonathan Demme Tribute
USA 1974, 83 min, Dir: Jonathan Demme
Screenings:
  • Thursday July 20, 2017 at 9:30PM

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Considered the quintessential "girls in prison" flick of the 1970s, Caged Heat is set in a hellish American woman's penitentiary run by vicious, wheelchair-bound Barbara Steele. Statuesque convict Erica Gavin is forced to undergo horrible (but legal) torture when she is falsely accused of trying to escape. Gavin and fellow con Juanita Brown decide to make a real break, but return to prison to rescue a friend who is about to be lobotomized by the sadistic prison doctor. Then they stage a robbery, only to find a group of male robbers at the bank ahead of them. A final shootout in the prison yards brings the film to a bloody climax.


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