Hot on the heels of Easy Rider's late-sixties success, this anti-establishment cult film accurately reflects its time of cultural revolution and confusion - through its story (hippy-friendly metaphysical road-trip), its soundtrack (The Doors, Kris Kristofferson) and its actors - The Driver and The Mechanic (musicians James Taylor and Dennis Wilson). These two Californian car freaks survive by drag-racing in a primer grey 55 Chevy. They are challenged to a race across America to Washington DC- 'getting their kicks on Route 66' - by career character actor Warren Oates (in a stand-out performance). This film vanished into obscurity for many decades due to studio indifference and music-rights battles - now, forty years later is your chance to see this rarely screened classic on 35mm!
- Saturday June 16, 2012 at 10:30PM
- Sunday June 17, 2012 at 9:15PM