The Cincinnati Art Museum Screens 1960s Biker Flick 'Easy Rider'

Perfectly lined up with the ethos of the current "No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man" exhibit

click to enlarge "Easy Rider" - Photo: / Sony Pictures Classics
Photo: / Sony Pictures Classics
"Easy Rider"

The Cincinnati Art Museum hosts a screening of 1960s biker film Easy Rider as part of its Moving Images series.

Perfectly lined up with the ethos of the current No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit, this 1969 film — the directorial debut of actor Dennis Hopper — follows outlaw hippie motorcyclists Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Hopper) as they take a cache of smuggled cocaine from Mexico to Los Angeles, sell it and try to make their way to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

With a soundtrack featuring the likes of The Band, The Byrds and Steppenwolf; a dusty open-road landscape; and “New Hollywood” style, the film won Best First Work honors at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival and an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (for Jack Nicholson).

Catch this free screening (with a cash bar) featuring an introduction by Stan Corkin, University of Cincinnati Niehoff Professor of Film and Media.

7 p.m. Thursday (June 20). Free admission. Fath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams,  

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