1971: The Year Hollywood Went Independent

Season Curated by Park Circus & Cinema Rediscovered
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  • Cinema

What's happening in 1971: The Year Hollywood Went Independent?

Following the success of Easy Rider in the late 60s, Hollywood was searching for the next big thing and gave the greenlight to outsiders, mavericks and cultural renegades. 1971 marked their zenith.  Alan J. Pakula’s Klute (Warner Bros.), Bob Rafelson’s Five Easy Pieces (Sony)Robert Altman’s McCabe and Mrs Miller (Warner Bros.) and Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show (Sony), all released in 1971, reveal a parallel Hollywood universe of personal, complex, nuanced and countercultural cinema.  

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Storyhouse Theatre

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On Stage Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer
Storyhouse Theatre

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On Stage Avant Garde Dance: Illegal Dance
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Activities Santa’s Reindeer Training: Drama Workshop
Storytelling Room

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