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Thu, May 12, 2011
7:30pm
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LONESOME COUNTRY: AN IN PERSON TRIBUTE TO MONTE HELLMAN
Double Feature! Monte Hellman In Person!
TWO-LANE BLACKTOP / RIDE IN THE WHIRLWIND
Discussion between films with director Monte Hellman.
TWO-LANE BLACKTOP
1971, Universal, 101 min, USA, Dir: Monte Hellman

Two motorheads in a supercharged Chevy (singer James Taylor and Beach Boy Dennis Wilson) take on Warren Oates and his monstrous Pontiac GTO in a cross-country race. Haunted by the vast, open spaces of the Midwest and an addictive sense of speed, TWO-LANE BLACKTOP is the essential American road movie - Hellman calls it "the last movie of the ’60s." One of the amazing things about the film is its Bressonian simplicity in placing its protagonists in a universe stripped down for maximum velocity to an astonishingly bleak and lonely microcosm - the hard, Spartan interiors of Taylor’s and Oates’ cars. With Laurie Bird.


RIDE IN THE WHIRLWIND
1966, 83 min, USA, Dir: Monte Hellman

In Monte Hellman’s flipside (originally released as a co-feature) to THE SHOOTING, cowhands Jack Nicholson (who also scripted) and Cameron Mitchell find themselves mistaken for bandits and hunted to extinction. Nicholson plays it totally straight here - his naturalistic dialogue was based on Old West diaries. With Rupert Crosse and Harry Dean Stanton and cinematography by Nestor Almendros.


Screening format: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, May 12, 2011 • 7:30pm
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