Animal House

John Belushi stars in the 1978 raunch-out comedy Animal House (screened outdoors). It’s wildly uneven, a period film that no one thinks of as a period film (looking back to the pre-Vietnam heyday of the Greek system), but some people will defend it to the death. Tim Matheson, Peter Riegert, and Tom Hulce, join Belushi at the Delta house; Donald Sutherland and Karen Allen barely preserve their dignity as errant faculty; Kevin Bacon begins the “Six Degrees of Bacon” game in his small role as a WASPy ROTC pledge at the evil rivals’ fraternity. Yes, you may wear a toga to the screening. (R) BRIAN MILLER

Sat., Sept. 12, 7 p.m., 2009

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