EASY RIDER TURNS 50 – Half a century later, still riding, still searching

It was awarded the first film award at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival
Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson
Directed by Dennis Hopper

In 1969 when a surge of protests against discrimination, the Vietnam War (at its most intensive then) and outdated political and social mindsets was taking place, in came a low-budget, counterculture, film that would speak for a generation and give filmmakers new artistic freedom. The film’s success would cause a seismic shift in the Hollywood system and see studios wrest power back from the ... more >