Five Classic Films of Counter-Culture

Rebecca Varidel
18th Sep 2019

Revisit the rebellious era that birthed counter-culture, a crazed sense of cool and the first and only X-rated film to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Take a walk on the wild side with Quentin Tarantino's 1969-set Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood and a new series of influential classics from one of the most turbulent and thrilling filmic years on record.

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Now Showing – BOOK NOW
From the Manson Family to Mama Cass, Quentin Tarantino's latest revisits all the trials and temptations of Tinseltown in 1969. Washed-up actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) spends his days drinking with stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) until a series of chance encounters, including with actress Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), send them on an odyssey through the L.A. backlots.

Midnight Cowboy
Saturday 21 September, 5pm – BOOK NOW
The only X-rated film to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Naive Texan Joe Buck (Jon Voight) moves to New York with plans of becoming a sex worker for the wealthiest women in town. He soon crosses paths with con man “Ratso” Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) and the pair try to scrounge a living in the brutal Big Apple.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Sunday 22 September, 1pm – BOOK NOW
A revolutionary anti-Western following charismatic outlaws Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) as they hatch a plan to flee to Bolivia. Making their way through canyons and sweeping plains in pursuit of freedom, they're met with fast-draws, bounty hunters, bank robberies and torrid love affairs.

Peter Fonda Tribute Screening: Easy Rider
Sunday 29 September, 1pm – BOOK NOW
Salute late screen legend Peter Fonda with the counterculture classic that made him a star. Wyatt (Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) are a pair of Harley-riding drop-outs who’ve just finished a major Californian drug deal. Hitting the road in search of spiritual truth, the travellers encounter bad trips, free love and Jack Nicholson.

The Italian Job
Sunday 6 October, 1pm – BOOK NOW
Cockney gangster Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) gets out of prison to take a 'big job' in Italy. Following the death of his criminal conspirator Roger (Rossano Brazzi), Croker assembles a crack team to complete his friend's final mission. Cue run-ins with the Mob, an assortment of Mini Coopers and a sizzling Quincy Jones soundtrack.

Fabulous - and all five are showing in Sydney at Golden Age Cinema& Bar (now or coming soon).