Mid-century malaise spawned many alternative lifestyles, and instead of joining the conformist rat race, the two youths in Two-Lane Blacktop, played by singer James Taylor and Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, illegally race their souped-up ’55 Chevy for money on the back roads of America.
Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman, 1971), with Laurie Bird, Harry Dean Stanton, 102 min. Plus contemplative short films by Stan Brakhage, David Rimmer and Yoko Ono, 38 min.
This series of three feature films and experimental short works complements the exhibition Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949–78.
Other films in this series include:August 14: The Wild One August 21: Zabriskie Point
Prices above are for entire film series. Series tickets may be purchased at the Ticketing Desk at any of SAM's three sites or over the phone with a credit card by calling the Box Office at 206.654.3121.
Single-film tickets are $7 for everyone, sold day of show at the auditorium (cash only). Tickets are also available through Scarecrow Video: call 206.524.8554.