Here’s some very good news, one of favourite alternative culture, full colour, chopper bike filled film, is back on the big screen. Plus check out that cool Beetle Cabriolet with a super ’60s paint job.image courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment/Park Circus
Presented half a century ago on the Croisette, in Competition at the Festival de Cannes, the film won the Prize for a first work. Co-writer, co-producer and lead actor, Peter Fonda, will be in Cannes at the invitation of the Festival to celebrate this anniversary.
Presented in proud partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Easy Rider is a landmark road film which chronicles the search for freedom by two motorcycle-riding drifters (Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, who also directs) who meet up with an alcoholic lawyer (Jack Nicholson) in a southern jail. The lawyer gets them out and then joins them on their liberating journey. This unconventional classic, nominated for an Academy Award® (1969) for Best Original Screenplay, is a compelling mixture of drugs, sex and armchair politics, which continues to touch a chord with fans everywhere.
Easy Rider directed by Dennis Hopper (1969, 95 minutes, USA). Restored in 4K by Sony Pictures Entertainment in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna. Restored from the 35mm Original Picture Negative and 35mm Black and White Separation Masters. 4K scanning and digital image restoration by Immagine Ritrovata. Audio restoration from the 35mm Original 3-track Magnetic Master by Chace Audio and Deluxe Audio. Color grading, picture conform, additional image restoration and DCP by Roundabout Entertainment. Colourist Sheri Eisenberg. Restoration supervised by Grover Crisp.
Reflecting on the line-up, new Park Circus CEO Mark Hirzberger-Taylor commented:
“Park Circus is once again honoured to be a part of the Cannes Classics line-up. Together with our studio partners we are privileged to present two seminal classics to the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. We also look forward to meeting our many exhibition and distribution partners, with whom we are delighted to partner to bring so many wonderful films back to the big screen worldwide”