The Courtyard screen a selection of 1971 Hollywood classics this September

This September, The Courtyard will be screening five classic Hollywood films as part of The Year Hollywood Went Independent Season.

 

Following the success of Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider in the late 1960’s, Hollywood was interrogating its model and gave their chance to outsiders, mavericks and cultural renegades. 1971 marked their zenith. The Courtyard are screening five 1971 Hollywood classics as part of this season.

 

Launching the week is a screening of Two Lane Blacktop (15) (Monday 6 & Tuesday 14 September), a controversial and acclaimed story of drag-racing drifters.

 

Following this is McCabe & Mrs Miller (15) (Tuesday 7 & Saturday 11 September). The film follows a gambler and a prostitute, who become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

 

Next up is Five Easy Pieces (15) (Wednesday 8 & Friday 10 September) about Bobby Dupea, a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy immune to any sense of responsibility, who returns to his upper-middle-class childhood home, blue-collar girlfriend in tow, to see his estranged, ailing father.

 

Audiences can also enjoy Klute (15) (Thursday 9 & Monday 13 September) neo-noir crime thriller starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. A friend of small-town detective John Klute has disappeared. The only clue is a connection with a Manhattan call girl, Bree Daniels. Klute puts her under surveillance, gradually being drawn further into a world he's never experienced. But while Klute searches, someone is stalking Bree.

 

Rounding up the season is The Last Picture Show (15) (Thursday 9 & Saturday 11 September) following a group of 1950s high schoolers who come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.

 

With lots of films being made available to stream at home on release, The Courtyard have invested in upgrading their film projector and sound system, to ensure audiences have the best possible cinema experience.

 

Film tickets are just £5 throughout September or audiences can book tickets for all five 1971 Season films for £20. To book tickets, or for more information on screenings at The Courtyard contact the Box Office on 01432 340555 or visit www.courtyard.org.uk.

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