Bonnie and Clyde
Directed by Arthur Penn. US. 1967. R. 1 hour 52 minutes. Warner. Digital.
Sun., November 19, 2017
In the summer of ’67 The Beatles changed music with the release of Sgt. Pepper and Warner Bros. changed movies with the release of Bonnie and Clyde. Loosely based on the true story of Depression-era bank robbers/lovers Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty), Arthur Penn’s counterculture-influenced film broke barriers with its frank depiction of sexuality and violence – and opened up the door for the new wave of American filmmakers that included Coppola, Scorsese and Altman. In addition to its dynamic leads, Bonnie and Clyde also features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard and Estelle Parsons in her Oscar-winning performance. Watch out for Gene Wilder in his film debut!