Uneasy Riders: '60s Hollywood showcases 10 classics from an era when Hollywood broke old taboos and blazed new trails, reflecting a society undergoing monumental change. The series opens January 12 with Stanley Kubrick’s darkly satirical take on nuclear scares in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Other films in the program reveal the rise of the generation gap and counterculture in works such as Mike Nichols's The Graduate (1967), Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider (1969) and John Schlesinger’s Midnight Cowboy (1969)—the first X-rated Best-Picture Oscar winner. A new type of onscreen violence emerged in American cinema in the '60s, too, from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) to Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (1969). Screenings are on DCP unless otherwise noted.
Screenings: weekends at 11am, January 12 through April 1 in Weekend Classics.
Jan 12-15: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
Jan 19-21: Rosemary’s Baby (1968, Roman Polanski)
Jan 26-28: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone)
Feb 2-4: The Graduate (1967, Mike Nichols)
Feb 16-19: Bonnie and Clyde (1967, Arthur Penn)
Feb 23-25: Midnight Cowboy (1969, John Schlesinger)
Mar 2-4: Blow-Up (1966, Michelangelo Antonioni)
Mar 16-18: Easy Rider (1969, Dennis Hopper)
Mar 23-25: The Wild Bunch (1969, Sam Peckinpah) – 35mm print
Mar 30-Apr 1: Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)