Easy Rider

Thursday, August 8
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1hr 35mins // directed by:Dennis Hopper // featuring:Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson // 35mm

A man went looking for America. And couldn't find it anywhere.

The down-and-dirty directorial debut of former clean-cut teen star Dennis Hopper, Easy Rider heralded the arrival of a new voice in film, one pitched angrily against the mainstream. After the film's cross-country journey with its radical, New Wave style editing, outsider-rock soundtrack, revelatory performance by a young Jack Nicholson, and explosive ending, the American road trip would never be the same.