Easy Rider 1969 MA15+

1.00PM Sat 12 Dec 2020 (1hr 36mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Easy Rider will screen from a 4K digital restoration.

Easy Rider is the quintessential screen portrait of American counterculture. The film follows two chopper-riding hippies Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) on a journey across America, where they experience a vivid cross-section of social tensions throughout the country. Produced on a low budget, the film was a critical and commercial success, and changed the way Hollywood films would be produced for decades to come. The film's iconic imagery and soundtrack remain intrinsically intertwined with wider Western understandings of motorcycle culture - presenting both the promise of freedom and fraternity on the road, alongside the danger and prejudice that can be found too. Now more than half a century from its first release, Easy Rider is still one of cinema's most potent examinations of modern America.

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOUR, MONO, 95 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: DENNIS HOPPER / SCRIPT: PETER FONDA, DENNIS HOPPER, TERRY SOUTHERN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: LAZLO KOVACS, BAIRD BRYANT / EDITOR: DONN CAMBERN / STUNT COORDINATOR: TEX HALL / PROD CO: PANDO COMPANY INCORPORATED / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 4K DCP