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Film Series : Kael's Causes Célèbres

Bonnie and Clyde

1967, Arthur Penn, USA, 111 min.
With Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway

Show Times

  • Sat, Jan 11th 2:45pm
  • Tue, Jan 14th 8:00pm

"A landmark movie, this account of the lives of the 30s outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow keeps the audience in a state of eager, nervous imbalance; it holds our attention by throwing our disbelief back in our faces."—Pauline Kael

“A milestone in the history of American movies...funny, heartbreaking, and astonishingly beautiful.”—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

The surprise smash success of BONNIE AND CLYDE—written off by its studio, dumped into a mid-August release slot, and panned by several prominent critics—announced the coming of a new era. Borrowing freely from the French New Wave, shifting tones with jarring audacity, and spilling more blood than ever before seen in a Hollywood movie, director Arthur Penn and screenwriters Robert Benton, David Newman, and Robert Towne revitalized the gangster genre and transformed Depression-era bank-robbers Clyde Barrow (Beatty) and Bonnie Parker (Dunaway) into outlaw icons for a rebellious generation. 35mm. (MR)

Kael's 7,000-word review, appearing two months after the film's lackluster initial release, is credited with turning it into a phenomenon. You can read it in this link.

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL, and get a ticket for any one film in the Kael's Causes Célèbres series at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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