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Peter Fonda in Conversation

Evening Event


● Fully booked

Wednesday 2 July 2014
6.30 — 8pm

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Peter Fonda - Easy Rider (1969)

The celebrated actor Peter Fonda discusses his career and his experiences collaborating with his friend Dennis Hopper.

Peter Fonda established himself as a leading screen actor during the mid-1960s. He acted in a series of increasingly anti-establishment roles in films that saw him subvert his golden boy persona. Fonda’s journey toward counter-culture icon was complete in 1969 when he produced, co-wrote and co-starred in ‘Easy Rider’. Along with Fonda, ‘Easy Rider’ co-starred Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson to form a trio of freewheeling, pot-smoking adventurers. Fonda shared an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay with Hopper, and the film was a surprise commercial success. This film is now a cult classic, and introduces the BFI’s Dennis Hopper film season ‘Icon of Oblivion’ which runs throughout July. This event is in association with the BFI.

To coincide with ‘Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album,’ BFI Southbank will present ‘Dennis Hopper: Icon of Oblivion’, a season of the artist’s films, throughout July 2014. This retrospective focuses on Hopper’s seminal titles from the 1960s, including his collaborations with Andy Warhol, plus significant films from his later period culminating in the landmark ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Colors’. The programme launches with ‘Peter Fonda in conversation’ on 2 July.

Tickets, which were sold through the BFI, have now sold out. For more information, visit the BFI website or call 020 7928 3232.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Wednesday 2 July 2014

6.30 — 8pm

British Film Institute; NFT1, Southbank

£16/£12 reductions