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ROAD TRIP FILMS

Spring is the time for adventure.  After winter’s long hibernation, it is once again time to set the spirit free.  These films all reveal how a trip behind the wheel has the uncanny ability to lead one toward the center of some greater understanding, perhaps toward an unexpected destination, perhaps back to the truth of who we are and where we began.

All screenings take place in the Wilkinson Public Library Program Room. 6pm – first Monday of the month. Snacks included, FREE TO ALL.

For more information, please contact erika@telluridefilmfestival.org.

Spring is the time for adventure.  After winter’s long hibernation, it is once again time to set the spirit free.  These films all reveal how a trip behind the wheel has the uncanny ability to lead one toward the center of some greater understanding, perhaps toward an unexpected destination, perhaps back to the truth of who we are and where we began.



Monday, March 6, 2017

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• WILD STRAWBERRIES (1957, 91 minutes, Unrated) – dir. Ingmar Bergman
Widely considered to be one of Bergman’s most moving films and “one of the truly outstanding works of post-war European cinema,” wrote the BBC, “Ingmar Bergman’s allegorical road-movie slips between present and past, dream and reality to explore the external and internal worlds of its ageing central character.” Professor Borg (Victor Sjöström) is a 78-year-old widower who embarks on a trip to receive an honorary degree and along the way, comes face to face with several unexpected ghosts from his past. “What makes the film great is its nearness to each of us.” – the Guardian.


Monday, April 3, 2017

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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.



Monday, May 1, 2017

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PARIS, TEXAS (1984, 147 minutes, Rated R) – dir. Wim Wenders

Unanimous winner of the Palm d’Or at the Cannes International Film Festival, PARIS, TEXAS is the mythic American road movie. It is the story of Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) who, after collapsing alone in the Texas desert, is returned to Los Angeles by his brother Walt (Dean Stockwell). Back in LA, Travis must begin the painful process of reconciliation with the family he lost. Named as a “Great Movie” by Roger Ebert, he wrote, “The story of loss upon loss…this movie is not for the desert and against the city; it is about a journey which leads from one to the other and ends in a form of happiness.” Written by the legendary actor and playwright, Sam Shepard.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (2001, 106 minutes, Rated R) – Directed by Alfonso Cuaron and co-written with his brother, Carlos.

“About two teenage boys and an impulsive journey with an older woman that involves sexual discoveries. But it is also about the two Mexicos,” wrote Roger Ebert, “And it is about the fragility of life and the finality of death. Beneath the carefree road movie that the movie is happy to advertise is a more serious level–and below that, a dead serious level.”


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