Easy Rider is considered an iconic film of the 1960s counterculture and stars Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson.
Two bikers, in search of freedom, travel across America and experience intolerance. Released in 1969 - a year of pivotal events, including the concert at Woodstock, the tragic assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the Vietnam War escalation, and Nixon’s election. Easy Rider - with its documentary-style, improvised dialogue, and contemporary rock soundtrack – reflected the chaos of the late '60s. A hit with the era’s youth, the film reflected their search for liberation and their fears of the Establishment.
Presented at the Foosaner Arts Museum, the showing also will include a film discussion led by Lisa Danker, an Assistant Professor who teaches in the University of Central Florida's Visual Arts and Design program. Danker produces, directs, and edits 16mm film and videos; she specializes in experimental non-fiction.
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