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The Year Hollywood Went Independent Season

13th August 2021

This September we will be screening a series of films as part of The Year Hollywood Went Independent Season!

Following the success of Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider in the late 1960’s, Hollywood was interrogating its model and gave their chance to outsiders, mavericks and cultural renegades. 1971 marked their zenith. We are screening five Hollywood classics as part of this season. Book all five films for just £20, offer applies automatically in the basket!

The Year Hollywood Went Independent Season Films

Their world is a two-lane blacktop… no beginning, no end, no speed limit!
In this controversial and acclaimed story of drag-racing drifters, the drivers of a Pontiac GTO and a ’55 Chevy battle across the back roads of America for possession of each other’s ‘pinks’ and the affections of a mysterious young hitchhiker.

 

An unlikely pair, a gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

 

Bobby Dupea, a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy immune to any sense of responsibility, returns to his upper-middle-class childhood home, blue-collar girlfriend in tow, to see his estranged, ailing father.

 

The Last Picture Show is about a group of 1950s high schoolers coming of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.

 

A friend of small-town detective John Klute has disappeared. The only clue is a connection with a Manhattan call girl, Bree Daniels. Klute puts her under surveillance, gradually being drawn further into a world he’s never experienced. But while Klute searches, someone is stalking Bree.

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