Monterey County Film Commission and Museum of Monterey bring “Easy Rider” to “9 Films Marking 1967” Film Series Jan. 25, 26
Admission now free for members; $5 for general public
(Monterey, Calif.) – The Monterey County Film Commission, in collaboration with the Museum of Monterey (MOM), will screen the classic drama “Easy Rider” starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper on Jan. 25 and 26. It will be the final movie in the film series “9 Films Marking 1967.” The theater is in the Museum of Monterey at 5 Custom House Plaza in Monterey.
“Easy Rider” tells the story of two “hippie” bikers going from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America, during a period of counterculture and intolerance. It was nominated for two Oscars, including one for Jack Nicholson for Best Supporting Actor. Dennis Hopper also directed the film, garnering the award for Best First Work at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.
The January screenings are held in conjunction with the MOM’s exhibition, “Music, Love and Flowers: Youth & Culture Monterey 1967 & Now,” which depicts some of the cultural changes of 45 years ago.
The film will be shown Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. On Friday night the museum remains open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with ground floor exhibits available for viewing. There is also a no-host wine bar.
Admission to the film is free for REEL Friends of the Film Commission members and members of MOM. General admission is $5.
This collaborative film series is funded in part by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. Other sponsors include LaLa Originals, Pebble Beach Company, Alvarez Technology Group, Inc., and MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt.