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Great Decades at the Movies

This edition of Beaches|Life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1970s. 

The voting age was lowered to 18 years (June 26, 1970), Paul Henderson scored “the goal” which won Canada’s first hockey challenge against the Soviets (Sept. 28, 1972), Lester B. Pearson died (Dec. 27, 1972), Pauline Mills McGibbon became the first woman Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario (Jan. 17, 1974), the first 32 women recruited to the RCMP (Sept. 16, 1974), the beaver became a symbol of Canadian sovereignty by Royal assent (Mar. 24, 1975), CN Tower completed (Apr. 2, 1975), Ontario, the first province to pass seat belt laws (Jan. 1, 1976), hundreds of thousands in Mississauga were evacuated after a train derailment (Nov. 10, 1979).

Patton (1970) Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner; George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young

The French Connection (1971) Dir. William Friedkin; Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

The Godfather (1972) Dir. Francis Ford Coppola;
Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

The Sting (1973) Dir. George Roy Hill; Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

The Godfather Part II (1974) Dir. Francis Ford Coppola; Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Dir. Milos Forman; Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson 

Rocky (1976) Dir. John G. Avildsen; Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Annie Hall (1977) Dir. Woody Allen; Woody Allen,
Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

The Deer Hunter (1978) Dir. Michael Cimino; Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Dir. Robert Benton;
Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander