Easy Rider 1969 MA15+
12.30PM Sun 21 Feb 2021 (1hr 36mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
Easy Rider will screen from a 4K digital restoration.
'This now-classic road movie turned the B-movie youthquake into an international art cinema. Easy Rider tells the story of Captain America and Billy the Kid as they go looking for America and, as Columbia’s original poster put it, “can’t find it anywhere.” From its legendary compilation score to its echt-60’s lens flares and culminating LSD trip, Easy Rider feels disconcertingly familiar, a model of what Tom Frank calls “the conquest of cool.” As they motor along to their inevitably tragic end, our heroes do drugs, have their rights violated, meet some interestingly allegorical groups of folks, and find themselves framed by László Kovács’s gorgeous cinematography.' Harvard Film Archive
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