Classic Movie: Easy Rider

State Theatre Presents

Classic Movie: Easy Rider

Thu ยท April 20, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$5.00 - $6.00

This event is all ages

A man went looking for America. And couldn't find it anywhere.

The M&T Bank and Ithaca Times Classic Movie Series Continues with EASY RIDER! 

Classic Movie: Easy Rider
Classic Movie: Easy Rider
Two young "hippie" bikers, Wyatt and Billy sell some dope in Southern California, stash their money away in their gas-tank and set off for a trip across America, on their own personal odyssey looking for a way to lead their lives. On the journey they encounter bigotry and hatred from small-town communities who despise and fear their non-conformism. However Wyatt and Billy also discover people attempting 'alternative lifestyles' who are resisting this narrow-mindedness, there is always a question mark over the future survival of these drop-out groups. The gentle hippie community who thank God for 'a place to stand' are living their own unreal dream. The rancher they encounter and his Mexican wife are hard-pushed to make ends meet. Even LSD turns sour when the trip is a bad one. Death comes to seem the only freedom. When they arrive at a diner in a small town, they are insulted by the local rednecks as weirdo degenerates. They are arrested on some minor pretext by the local sheriff and thrown in jail where they meet George Hanson, a liberal alcoholic lawyer. He gets them out and decides to join them on their trip to New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras.
Venue Information:
State Theatre of Ithaca
107 West State St.
Ithaca, NY, 14850
http://www.stateofithaca.com/