Thursday, March 28, 2013

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It's one of the funniest movies of all time. It's also so chock full of N-bombs that if it were produced today, well, it just wouldn't be. We're talking about Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles, the classic about a fourth-wall-breaking black sheriff.

Sure, it's a satire of Hollywood's racial whitewashing of the American West. And, yeah, cowboy legend John Wayne told Brooks he'd be first in line to see the film when it debuted. But it's also damned funny.

Cleavon Little plays Sheriff Bart, the new black sheriff of an all-white town charged with protecting Rock Ridge from the scheming of State Attorney General Hedley Lamarr.

The film is playing at the Egyptian Theatre at 7 p.m., courtesy of Boise Classic Movies. Tickets are $9 online or $15 at the door.

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