Free activities and events in New York City

Add your event
Log In / Sign Up

National Film Registry Series “Dennis Hopper’s ’Easy Rider’” (1969)

Published: May 23, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa

 June 1, 2024    02:00 PM-04:00 PM EDT

Address: 192 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002, United States

Phone: +1 212-477-6770


National Film Registry Series “Dennis Hopper’s ’Easy Rider’” (1969)

“Easy Rider” (1969), directed by and starring Dennis Hopper, is a seminal counterculture road movie that captures the essence of late 1960s America.

After scoring a hefty drug deal, biker Wyatt (Peter Fonda), nicknamed Captain America, and his friend Billy (Dennis Hopper) set off from Los Angeles on a cross-country motorcycle trip to New Orleans. Sporting long hair, riding their customized Harley-Davidsons, and seeking freedom from societal constraints, they embody the spirit of rebellion and disillusionment growing in America.

Along their journey through the American Southwest, they encounter a diverse cast of characters, including a hippie commune, a drunken ACLU lawyer named George (Jack Nicholson) who joins them on their journey, and conservative small-town folk who represent the establishment they reject.

As the miles roll by, the film explores themes of freedom, societal intolerance, drug use, and the search for an alternative American dream. “Easy Rider” doesn’t shy away from depicting the darker side of this search, culminating in a tragic and brutal ending that highlights the clash between the counterculture movement and traditional values.

With its iconic soundtrack, stunning visuals, and raw portrayal of a generation in flux, “Easy Rider” became a landmark film, capturing the spirit of its time and influencing filmmaking for years to come.

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm EST


Share it:

List of all free movies