Saturday Night Fever has all the hallmarks of a good dumb movie. Its got a famous soundtrack. Its got great dance scenes. Its got a stereotypical but endearing portrayal of a cultural sect (in this case, working-class Italian-Americans). Its attached to its era in a way that doesnt make the movie seem dated as much as it makes the era seem seminal. Everyone knows the film but no one exactly remembers the plot. But dont think of this 1977 romp through New York disco culture as mere fluff. Its a favorite movie of Roger Ebert (whos seen quite a lot of them), and the Chicago Sun-Times critic bought John Travoltas iconic white suit. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston screens a restored print at 8 p.m. today and Sunday, August 3. 1001 Bissonnet. For tickets and information, call 713-639-7531 or visit www.mfah.org/film. $6 to $7.
Fri., Aug. 1, 8 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 3, 7 p.m., 2008