Easy Rider (1969)

The MSSU Harrison and June Kash International Film Society

and Bookhouse Cinema, Joplin, present

On the Road

A series of internationally acclaimed films about epic journeys

Tuesday, February 12 at 7 PM

Directed by Dennis Hopper)

 At the height of the turbulent Sixties, Easy Rider exploded across American screens with its story of two bikers, played by Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda, on a drug run that propels them across the country. Along the way they meet up with a charismatic character played by Jack Nicholson in one of his first sensational roles. The film captivated a wide audience with its mixture of sex, drugs, rock and roll – and motorcycles, and Time magazine called it “one of the ten most important pictures of the decade.” Introduction by Dr. Steve Wagner

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Vagabond (Sans Toit Ni Loi) (1985)

The MSSU Harrison and June Kash International Film Society

and Bookhouse Cinema, Joplin, present

On the Road

A series of internationally acclaimed films about epic journeys

Directed by Agnès Varda. 

This powerful, compelling film by the Belgian-born French director opens with the discovery of a homeless woman found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, the audience gradually learns about her rough encounters along the road that led to her death. Winner of the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival. Introduction by Michele Holt

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Two Robinson Crusoe Films: Robinson Crusoe (1997, 105 min.) and Man Friday (1975, 115 min.).

The MSSU Harrison and June Kash International Film Society

and Bookhouse Cinema, Joplin, present

On the Road

A series of internationally acclaimed films about epic journeys

Tuesday, March 5th.

Robinson Crusoe 4 PM Man Friday 7 PM

Few fictional travelers are as legendary as Robinson Crusoe, a shipwrecked fugitive who must survive for years on an island, with the help of only his own ingenuity and his “man,” Friday. This double feature will begin with a recent adaptation of Defoe’s novel starring Pierce Brosnan, and continue with a more innovative spin on the Crusoe tale, Man Friday, starring Peter O’ Toole and Richard Roundtree. These films are being featured as part of the Missouri Southern “Robinson Crusoe Week,” sponsored by the Literature Lives program of MSSU’s Department of English and Philosophy.

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