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Grinnell-in-the-Twin Cities: "Bonnie & Clyde: Heroes of the Revolution"

Sunday, January 21, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Grinnell-in-the-Twin Cities
"Bonnie & Clyde: Heroes of the Revolution"

Join Peter F. Parshall '58, professor emeritus of film and literature at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and the author of Altman and After: Multiple Narratives in Film, as we explore a film that more than one critic has called "the most influential film of the 60's."

Arthur Penn’s film Bonnie & Clyde first appeared in the fall of 1967 and caused considerable excitement among early viewers. But after several bad reviews, Warner Brothers withdrew the film, only to be persuaded to release it again soon after. It became a smash success, grossing over $70 million worldwide (on a budget of $2.5 million), and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards.

We’ll look at camera work and editing, more prominent sexuality and violence, allusions, use of music, shifts in tone — all the things that made it stand out as something entirely new. It rebelled against the filmmaking norms of the time, just as its two heroes, in true 60s fashion, rebelled against the society around them.

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6400 York Ave S, Yorker party room
Edina, MN 55435

Please register for this event with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations online below or by phone at 866-850-1846. This event has a capacity of 45 people, so be sure to register early! Registrations will be accepted online and by phone through Friday, January 19 or until we reach capacity.

The event will include a lecture, followed by a Q&A session and discussion with Pete. Athough clips of the film will be included in the lecture, we suggest that you watch the film beforehand, if you have not seen it already. Street parking is available outside of the building. Please contact Karmi Mattson '97, Grinnell-in-the-Twin Cities coordinator at if you have any questions. 

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