With James Benning in person
U.S. Dir. James Benning. 2012, 95 mins. Digital projection. Revitalized by his recent switch to digital filmmaking, Benning, one of the greats of American experimental cinema, “remakes” Dennis Hopper’s 1969 classic by taking a road trip through the film’s locations. Featuring Benning’s extraordinary eye for composition, snatches of dialogue from the original film, and an all-female soundtrack, the result engages the viewer’s memory of Easy Rider in surprising and provocative ways, questioning the mythology of the American landscape and the 1960s counterculture.
Free with Museum admission. A First Look series pass, allowing the holder admission to the Museum and all First Look screenings for the run of the series, is available for $40. Order online or call 718 777 6800.