Film Club: Easy Rider
Danny Lyon’s biker photographs may have gotten your motor running, but maybe the weather is just a tad bit cold for you to head out on the highway. Get your fix of Route 66 by seeing the classic road movie Easy Rider on the big screen. Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson, Easy Rider shook up the languishing film industry when it grossed over 19 million dollars in 1969. Its straightforward depiction of violence and drug use captured the spirit of the Vietnam era and woke Hollywood up to the power of young audiences and socially relevant movies. The film was added to the Library of Congress National Registry in 1998.