This is not your grand-father’s “cowboy” movie!
It’s 1913, and the “traditional” American West is passing into modernity. “The wild bunch” fails to rob a railroad office and heads to Mexico. There, the gang takes one last job in a small Mexican town ruled by a ruthless general.
Sam Peckinpah’s revisionist western was both praised and condemned for it’s “violent” depiction and “moral ambiguity”. Nevertheless, it’s intricate, multi-angle, quick-cut editing using normal and slow motion images, and tightly choreographed action are a thrilling watch.
Released in 1969. Color, 145 minutes.
The Wild Bunch was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Best Original Score.
September 5, 2023 – 6:30pm – Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall.