Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Mar 9, 2013
7:30pm

ON THE ROAD: CINEMATIC JOURNEYS
Jack Nicholson Triple Feature!
EASY RIDER / FIVE EASY PIECES / THE LAST DETAIL
EASY RIDER
1969, Sony Repertory, 94 min, USA, Dir: Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper’s directorial debut is a simultaneous celebration of and elegy to the counterculture. Two lone-wolf bikers (Peter Fonda, Hopper) make a killing on a drug deal and, to commemorate their new financial independence, decide to roll cross-country on a tour of southwestern America. What they find are exhilarating open spaces, free-love communes and people living off the land. But they also find bad acid trips and a mortally dangerous climate of prejudice. Jack Nicholson shot to stardom (as well as receiving numerous awards, including a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination) for his funny, irreverent turn as a misfit alcoholic lawyer in a small Southern town. The collaborative script was by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern. With great music by Steppenwolf, Roger McGuinn, Jimi Hendrix and more!


FIVE EASY PIECES
1970, Sony Repertory, 96 min, USA, Dir: Bob Rafelson

This hard-hitting, brilliantly sarcastic drama follows Bakersfield oil rig worker Jack Nicholson on the run from his former life as a concert pianist (!), with country waitress girlfriend (and Tammy Wynette fan) Karen Black in tow. He returns to visit his Washington island home after his father has a stroke, and things come to a head when he seduces the fiancee (Susan Anspach) of his better-than-thou brother (Ralph Waite). One of the defining films of the New Hollywood, stunningly directed by Bob Rafelson and written by Carole Eastman (under the name Adrien Joyce). Co-starring the great Billy Green Bush as Nicholson’s hapless, redneck friend and Fannie Flagg as Bush’s loyal spouse. "…a masterpiece of heartbreaking intensity." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


THE LAST DETAIL
1973, Sony Repertory, 104 min, USA, Dir: Hal Ashby

A pair of U.S. Navy petty officers (Jack Nicholson and Otis Young) are assigned to escort a young sailor (Randy Quaid) to prison to serve an eight-year sentence. Taking pity on the young man, they decide to make his last days of freedom memorable ones. Robert Towne’s superb (and profanity-laden) screenplay and the outstanding performances of Nicholson and newcomer Quaid all earned Oscar nominations.


Screening format: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Mar 9, 2013 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Thu, Mar 7, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Free Members-Only Screening
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Mar 14, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Actor Paul Koslo In Person!
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Illustrated Talk & Screening!
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 - 5:00pm
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Thu, Mar 21, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Mar 24, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Mar 28, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Mar 29, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Mar 30, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Director Monte Hellman In Person!
Sun, Mar 3, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Mar 10, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Book Signing With Author Glenn Frankel!
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Book Signing & Director Hal Needham In Person!
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Mar 24, 2013 - 7:30pm
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