• FIVE EASY PIECES (1970, 98 minutes, Rated R) – dir. Bob Rafelson
“EASY RIDER proved in 1969 that Jack Nicholson was a great character actor. FIVE EASY PIECES proved in 1970 that he was a great actor and a star,” wrote Roger Ebert, “I was at the New York Film Festival for the premiere…and I remember the explosive laughter, the deep silences, the stunned attention as the final shot seemed to continue forever, and then the ovation.” The film follows Bobby Dupea (Nicholson), a one time promising pianist turned blue-collar California oilrig worker, on his trip home to see his dying father. One of the pivotal films of Hollywood’s 1970’s New Wave.