Back to All Events

Cinema: Bonnie and Clyde

Based on a true story, Bonnie and Clyde ushered American cinema into a new era - cruder, more violent, taboo-busting, less predictable. Young and aimless in the middle of the 1930s Great Depression, Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunnaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) have nothing to lose and only each other to rely on. 

"Bonnie and Clyde is a milestone in the history of American movies, a work of truth and brilliance. It is also pitilessly cruel, filled with sympathy, nauseating, funny, heartbreaking, and astonishingly beautiful. If it does not seem that those words should be strung together, perhaps that is because movies do not very often reflect the full range of human life." Robert Egert, 1967 (read the full review here).

 

Bonnie and Clyde, Sean Penn, 1967 (111 mins)

Earlier Event: September 15
Cinema: Warm Bodies
Later Event: September 22
Cinema: Lust, Caution