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The Essentials: New Hollywood

The Essentials: New Hollywood
August 1 &2: Easy Rider (1969)
August 8 & 9: Midnight Cowboy (1969)
August 15 & 16: Five Easy Pieces (1970)
August 22 & 23: Paper Moon (1973)
August 29 & 30: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
*Please check the week of the screening for showtimes

Tickets: $9/Adults, $8/ Students & Seniors, and Free for Moxie Members

This quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.

New Hollywood is a film movement that took place in the United States from roughly 1967-1976. The movement was lead by a group of film students with a passion for filmmaking and the desire to challenge the stagnant status quo. Also known as the Hollywood New Wave, these filmmakers often worked within the Studio System but brought an independent and radical perspective to mainstream filmmaking. [Studio Binder]

Easy Rider (1969)

Sunday, August 1, 2021 - (TBD)
Monday, August 2, 2021 - (TBD)

Two bikers head from L.A. to New Orleans through the open country and desert lands, and along the way they meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap of which they had been unaware.
(R, 95 min.)

"Not only emblematic of independent American cinema, but, released in 1969, is the definitive statement on the death of the 60s." - Cinevue

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Sunday, August 8, 2021 - (TBD)
Monday, August 9, 2021 - (TBD)

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.
(R, 113 min.)

"This multi-Oscar-winner nails its characters, time period, and locale so perfectly that it becomes even more compelling as time goes by." - Austin Chronicle

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Sunday, August 15, 2021 - (TBD)
Monday, August 16, 2021 - (TBD)

A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
(R, 98 min.)

"Five Easy Pieces is the very definition of a character study, and one of the best American cinema has produced."
- The Dissolve

Paper Moon (1973)

Sunday, August 22, 2021 - (TBD)
Monday, August 23, 2021 - (TBD)

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
(PG, 102 min.)

"Part of an incredible 1970s career run for the director Peter Bogdanovich, Paper Moon remains a high point, not just for the talent involved behind the scenes and in front of the camera, but also for Hollywood." - Times (UK)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Sunday, August 29, 2021 - (TBD)
Monday, August 30, 2021 - (TBD)

Three amateur bank robbers plan to hold up a bank. A nice simple robbery: Walk in, take the money, and run. Unfortunately, the supposedly uncomplicated heist suddenly becomes a bizarre nightmare as everything that could go wrong does.
(R, 125 min.)

"For all of its social, political and cinematic significance, Dog Day Afternoon is a terrifically entertaining and emotionally devastating film to boot." - IGN