To book, click a time above.
Five Easy Pieces was released soon after Jack Nicholson’s breakthrough supporting role in the landmark counter-cultural road movie Easy Rider.
Nicholson is Robert Dupea, an oil rig worker who has abandoned his privileged upper-class life and successful career as a classical pianist. Becoming troubled and disillusioned with his self-imposed exile, he plans to return home to his family, taking along his uncouth girlfriend Rayette (Karen Black).
While Easy Rider cemented Nicholson’s status as a great character actor, Five Easy Pieces proved his star potential; his performance as Dupea embodies the self-destructive dissatisfaction and alienation so common amongst the cinema of New Hollywood.
This screening features a pre-recorded introduction by Gaylene Gould, Founder and Creative Director of The Space to Come.
- Bob Rafelson
- 1 hour 38 minutes
- Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Susan Anspach
Weird and Wonderful: New Films Coming to Showroom
The Nest: A Refreshing Alternative to Glossy 1980's Nostalgia
Annette: More Than Just a Rock Opera
Censor: a Vibrant Homage to 1980s 'nasties'
The Lost Leonardo: A Thrilling Inside Story
Sheffield Steps into the Spotlight