Previously Played

FIVE EASY PIECES

  • SAT 7:50
    SUN 9:10

$7 Member  $12.50 Regular

Part of the seriesTHIS IS DCP

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(1970, Bob Rafelson) “Hold it between your knees.” Oilfield roustabout/piano virtuoso Jack Nicholson gives a lesson in diner etiquette; alternates between trashy Karen Black and classy Susan Anspach; and tosses off a few easy pieces by Chopin, in “one of the best American films for years…Nicholson’s performance was one of the great charismatic ones” (David Shipman).

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"It was Easy Rider's success that greenlit Five Easy Pieces—but director Bob Rafelson and screenwriter Carole Eastman's film is totally human, trading Rider's counterculture mytho-poetics for a study in the charisma of disdain (which Nicholson personifies) and how rebellion and loutishness are often indistinguishable. Set against the stillness of cinematographer László Kovács's luminous landscapes, it's a great work of the Discover America Seventies."
– Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice

"A brilliant gem of American psychological realism."
– Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

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