2017 Flicks Series
Join us in the Museum Theater as we show Easy Rider on Thursday, May 18 at 7PM!
Run Time: 1 hour, 35 min
Synopsis: Two young "hippie" bikers, Wyatt and Billy sell some dope in Southern California, stash their money away in their gas-tank and set off for a trip across America, on their own personal odyssey looking for a way to lead their lives. On the journey they encounter bigotry and hatred from small-town communities who despise and fear their non-conformism. However Wyatt and Billy also discover people attempting 'alternative lifestyles' who are resisting this narrow-mindedness, there is always a question mark over the future survival of these drop-out groups. The gentle hippie community who thank God for 'a place to stand' are living their own unreal dream. The rancher they encounter and his Mexican wife are hard-pushed to make ends meet. Even LSD turns sour when the trip is a bad one. When they arrive at a diner in a small town, they are arrested on some minor pretext by the local sheriff and thrown in jail where they meet George Hanson, a liberal alcoholic lawyer. He gets them out and decides to join them on their trip to New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras. Written by alfiehitchie
Flicks at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts provide affordable programming through the artistic lens of film. By presenting an array of films from varying decades and genres, from cult classics to modern films, we offer an invitation to all ages and abilities to dive into the fun and entertainment!
Funding for Education, Outreach and Museum programming for individuals and families is provided by generous individuals, foundations and agencies including: Annelise Gerry and Family, Robyn Gerry, Joan Kaplan, The Rhulen Loughlin Family—In Memory of Trevor John Loughlin, James and Kelly Schmitt, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Montreign
Resort Casino, and The Museum Association of New York. With additional support from The American Gift Fund, The John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation and IBM. Transportation and scholarships made possiblin part by First Niagara Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation and TheWilliams Endowed Education Fund at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
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