6:30 PM | BONNIE & CLYDE | THEME EVENING
1967 | Drama/True crime | 1h 52m | M
This is a Movie Evening Fundraiser - Ticket price includes nibbles and two drinks wine, beer or soft. There will be Prizes for the best-dressed Clyde and Bonnie. All profits from ticket sales go towards restoration work at the Mangawhai Historic Village.
Bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks. In 1967 the violence in Bonnie And Clyde was a shock. But what really divided audiences was its moral ambiguity — its glamorising of two vicious killers and the easy manner in which it blended slapstick humour, overt eroticism and vivid bloodletting.
To the section of society that had choked on its collective martini over Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, it was the final nail in the coffin of common decency. To another, busy tuning in, turning in and dropping out, the anti-establishment image of two outlaw lovers on the run struck a resounding chord.
Time to re-watch the film that turned the entire American movie industry on its head.