1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

EASY RIDER

Recent Work by James Benning

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Friday, May 31st at 8pm, $7-10

 

Easy Rider (2012 / 95 mins / color / high-res digital file)

“After doing a re-make of Cassevetes’ Faces (1968), I decided to re-make another American classic, Hopper’s Easy Rider (1969). Easy Rider interests me in two ways: its portrayal of 60’s counterculture – unlike Faces, which is more about the 50’s – and its search for place. I divided the original film into scenes and then replaced each scene with one shot filmed at the original location. My Easy Rider tries to find today’s counter-culture (if one exists) by replacing the 60’s music with music that I listen to today.” -JB

 

 



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