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The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut)

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The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut)

“Arguably the strongest Hollywood movie of the 1960s—a western that galvanizes the clichés of its dying genre with a shocking jolt of delirious carnage.” (J. Hoberman, Village Voice)

This unforgettable revisionist Western—“a masterpiece that’s part bullet-driven ballet, part requiem for Old West friendship, and part existential explosion” (Michael Sragow)—shook Old Hollywood to the core. Set in 1913, another time of cultural upheaval, Sam Peckinpah’s bleak and bloody reimagining of classic themes follows a gang of aging outlaws (led by William Holden) trying to find their place in a vanishing world. Its unprecedented amounts of onscreen graphic violence, its parallels to the American war in Vietnam, and Peckinpah’s unapologetically iconoclastic vision, makes The Wild Bunch as unforgettable today as it was 50 years ago.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

This film is part of the 1969: A Year That Changed Hollywood series.

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