smARTfilms: Darkness At Noon – “Five Easy Pieces” (Matinee)
Curated by Tova Gannana, smARTfilms: Darkness At Noon explores the 1970s in American Cinema.
Auditorium opens at 1:30 PM
Movies begin at 2:00 PM
Featured Film – Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Directed by Bob Rafelson
Rated R – This film contains mature situations/themes and may not be appropriate for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
Rejecting his cultured upper-class background as a classical pianist, Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson) opts for a blue-collar existence, working in a California oil field and spending time with his waitress girlfriend, Rayette (Karen Black). But when Robert discovers that his father is gravely ill, he wants to reunite with his estranged family in the state of Washington. He and Rayette take a road trip that brings the two paths of his life to an uncomfortable intersection.