midnight@ten: EASY RIDER

| 1969 | 95 | | , ,
Directed by Dennis Hopper

Saturday July 13, 2013


$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center BUY TICKETS

Directed by Dennis Hopper
Screen play by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern

Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

With a soundtrack of contemporary rock songs by Jimi Hendrix, the Band, and Steppenwolf to complete the atmosphere, Easy Rider was hailed for capturing the increasingly violent Vietnam-era split between the counterculture and the repressive Establishment. Experiencing the “shock of recognition,” youth audiences embraced Easy Rider’s vision of both the attractions and the limits of dropping out, proving that audience’s box-office power and turning Nicholson into a movie star. The momentarily hip Academy nominated Nicholson for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, and Fonda, Hopper, and Terry Southern for their screenplay. Though none of its imitators would match its impact, Easy Rider remains one of the seminal works of late ’60s Hollywood both for its trailblazing legacy and its sharply perceptive portrait of its chaotic times.

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"The ultimate "road trip" movie"

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