Sunday, May 24, 2009

'Easy Rider' in 40th Anniversary Screening at L.A.'s Nuart Theatre

If you never saw it at the movies (40 years ago), Easy Rider's now playing a one-week limited engagement at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles.

For some feeling, check out this SlipShotFilms production of "
Born To Be Wild and Easy Rider":

Here's the blurb from Nuart's homepage:
A landmark road film, Easy Rider chronicles the search for freedom by two motorcycle-riding drifters (Peter Fonda and director Dennis Hopper). After closing a big-time coke deal in Los Angeles, the two bikers "head out on the highway," trying to discover the real America on the way to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. They cruise Monument Valley, spend some time at a commune and try to deal with the negative vibes their hippie regalia provokes in most of the citizenry. Thrown into a southern jail, they meet up with an alcoholic lawyer (Jack Nicholson) who gets them out and then joins them on their liberating journey. Includes cameos by Karen Black and record producer Phil Spector, as well as a legendary soundtrack featuring "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf, plus songs by The Byrds, The Band, Jimi Hendrix, The Electric Prunes and more. An Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor (Nicholson) and Best Original Screenplay (Fonda, Hopper and novelist Terry Southern).
See also Betsy Sharkey's "Critic's Pick," at the Los Angeles Times.

2 comments:

cracker said...

I just discovered the majesty of this film......

We did a viewing for the the Boy Scouts (Den 316} and the kids just loved it.

Dennis Hopper really stole the show for most, but Capt. America followed closely.....

Donald Douglas said...

The Boy Scouts, Cracker?