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Cockfighter: Change to Programmed Screening

The Monte Hellman film, Cockfighter, will no longer be screening on Tuesday 22 August at 21:30 and has been replaced with another of his great works from the same era, Two-Lane Blacktop. The details f...

The Monte Hellman film, Cockfighter, will no longer be screening on Tuesday 22 August at 21:30 and has been replaced with another of his great works from the same era, Two-Lane Blacktop.

The details for the new screening are as follows:

Two-Lane Blacktop
Director: Monte Hellman
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 1971
Running Time: 102 minutes

Showing at 21:30 on Tuesday 22 August at Filmhouse

Synopsis:
Two car freaks – the Driver (singer/songwriter James Taylor) and The Mechanic (former Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson) – propel their 1955 Chevy throughout the southwest US, seeking other cars, other drivers, to race. The car is their only world, subordinating every other relationship – even the girl (Laurie Bird) they pick up along the way. But then, at a gas station, they meet G.T.O. (Warren Oates), a middle-aged drifter with a gift for self-promotion, and decide to race to Washington DC … the winner will take the loser's car. A landmark in the mold of 'Easy Rider', this existential road movie – shot mostly on the famous Route 66 – captures a lost slice of Americana, magnificently shot in widescreen.

Please note that tickets for Two-Lane Blacktop will be available offline only; in person from the Filmhouse Box Office and by telephone on 0131 623 8030. 

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