PARC AT MIDNIGHT: EASY RIDER

PARC AT MIDNIGHT: EASY RIDER
"EASY RIDER is the late 1960s "road film" tale of a search for freedom (or the illusion of freedom) in a conformist and corrupt America, in the midst of paranoia, bigotry and violence. Released in the year of the Woodstock concert, and made in a year of two tragic assassinations (Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King), the Vietnam War buildup and Nixon's election, the tone of this 'alternative' film is remarkably downbeat and bleak, reflecting the collapse of the idealistic 60s. EASY RIDER, one of the first films of its kind, was a ritualistic experience and viewed (often repeatedly) by youthful audiences in the late 1960s as a reflection of their realistic hopes of liberation and fears of the Establishment. The iconographic, 'buddy' film, actually minimal in terms of its artistic merit and plot, is both memorialized as an image of the popular and historical culture of the time and a story of a contemporary but apocalyptic journey by two self-righteous, drug-fueled, anti-hero (or outlaw) bikers eastward through the American Southwest. Their trip to Mardi Gras in New Orleans takes them through limitless, untouched landscapes (icons such as Monument Valley), various towns, a hippie commune, and a graveyard (with hookers), but also through areas where local residents are increasingly narrow-minded and hateful of their long-haired freedom and use of drugs. The film's title refers to their rootlessness and ride to make "easy" money; it is also slang for a pimp who makes his livelihood off the earnings of a prostitute. However, the film's original title was The Loners."
Original title :  Easy Rider
Genre :  Drama
Year :  1969
Length :  95 min.
Director :  Dennis Hopper
Country :  United States
Cast
Tita Colorado
Luke Askew
Warren Finnerty
Mac Mashourian
Phil Spector
Antonio Mendoza
Dennis Hopper
Jack Nicholson
Peter Fonda
Luana Anders
Release date  28 April 2017

13 ans +
13 ans +

English

Upcoming screenings 

Apr 28th 23:30
Apr 29th 23:30
Apr 30th 14:30
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