Slaughterhouse-Five

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Based on Kurt Vonnegut’s classic absurdist novel Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children’s Crusade, this celebrated film version follows the adventures of Billy Pilgrim, a young man who becomes unstuck in time after being abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, leading to a moving examination of Billy’s (and Vonnegut’s own) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker George Roy Hill (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting). (Dir. by George Roy Hill, 1972, USA, 104 mins., Rated R ) Digital