RRFF-Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid-Classic Screening
USA (1969) 110 min. 35mm (2.35:1)
DIR George Roy Hill, PRO John Foreman, EXEPRO Paul Monash, SCR William Goldman, CIN Conrad Hall, EDIT John C. Howard, Richard C. Meyer, MUS Burt Bacharach, CAST Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Cloris Leachman, Ted Cassidy
George Roy Hills staple in American Cinema redefined the western genre into the buddy picture with this 1969 classic. It was rumored that Dustin Hoffman and Jack Lemmon were originally considered for the title characters. But once William Goldman was signed, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman were attached to the project with Mcqueen to play Butch. George Roy Hill, however, preferred Newman to play Butch, and once he was cast, the film changed its serious tone when Newman played Butch as comic relief. Based on the historical Hole in the Wall gang, Butch is the brains and Sundance has the skills to rob a train; the same train they have robbed before. This time the railroad boss has hired a posse of his own to follow Butch and Sundance across the countryside. RIding on their horses over rocky mountains and through a river, the two finally escape and go to Bolivia. Winner of four Academy Awards, the film mixes theatricalism with Conrad L. Halls cinematography, comedy, sentimentality, photo montage and some experimental touches of light and shadow.
Filmed in Southern Utah, see if you can recognize the sights of Zion Canyon. The film is shown in conjunction with the Butch Cassidy 10K Run.
Canyon Arts Center
126 Lion Blvd
Springdale, UT 84767
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|Dog Friendly: No|
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