V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Easy Rider

V' 12

Easy Rider

James Benning
USA, 2012
Documentaries, 95min, OF

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Easy Rider

James Benning
USA, 2012
Documentaries, 95min, OF

Screenplay: 
James Benning
Sound: 
James Benning
Camera: 
James Benning
Editor: 
James Benning

Production: 
James Benning
World Sales: 
James Benning
Format: 
HDCam
Color

After doing a re-make of John cassevetes’ FACES (1968), I decided to re-make another American classic, Dennis Hopper’s EASY RIDER (1969). EASY RIDER interests me in two ways: its portrayal of 60’s counterculture – unlike FACES which for me is more about the 50’s – and its search for place. I divided the original film into scenes (like I did with FACES) and then replaced each scene with one shot filmed at the original location (unlike FACES where shots were gleaned from the original film itself.) my EASY RIDER tries to find today’s counter-culture (if one exists) by replacing the 60’s music with music that I listen to today. (James Benning)

In the presence of James Benning.

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