Easy Rider

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

50th Anniversary Screening and Tribute to Peter Fonda!

With the recent passing of Maine International Film Festival’s past Midlife Achievement Award Winner Peter Fonda, we lost a truly unique talent who also emblemized an era. It’s 50 years since the release of Easy Rider, a movie that galvanized a generation. “A Man Went Looking for America. And Couldn’t Find It” was the film’s tagline at the time. It was a search that Fonda, his partner in a cross-country motorcycle trip from L.A. east, played by Dennis Hopper, and a dropout lawyer who joins them along the way (introducing a wide audience to Jack Nicholson for the first time) took to a blazing rock soundtrack that was to change the way that movies were made in the U.S.A.  “Fonda and Hopper’s now classic film hit the old guard like a rifle shot to the head” —Marjorie Baumgarden, Austin Chronicle. Arguably, it also began a generation’s self-mythologization. Presented here in a digitally restored print. R. 95 Min.