Everyman Road Movies at KXFS: Five Easy Pieces

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Everyman Road Movies at KXFS
King's Cross Filling Station, King's Cross Sunday May 5 2013 17:00
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Hollywood’s early-’70s identity crisis produced a multitude of masterpieces, but few are fit to stand alongside Bob Rafelson’s autumnal 1970 tragedy ‘Five Easy Pieces’. In his most restrained and arguably finest role, Jack Nicholson plays Robert Eroica DuPea, a cultural refugee from a well-to-do musical dynasty hiding out in a California trailer park and trying unsuccessfully to drink and screw away his deep-seated sense of shame and self disgust. This is a film of stark, superbly judged and beautifully sustained contrasts, the soundtrack hopping confidently from Tammy Wynette to Chopin as Bobby and his waitress girlfriend Rayette (Karen Black) travel from the lusty, sun-baked south to the cerebral, rainswept north to pay final respects to Bobby’s dying father. Screened as part of Everyman Cinema's Road Movies residency at the King's Cross Filling Station. (15)
Venue name: King's Cross Filling Station
Address: Goods Way
London
N1C 4UR
Transport: Tube: King's Cross St Pancras
Price: £10-£20, £7.50 under-12s
Event website: http://www.everymancinema.com