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Monday, November 7
The 33rd Annual Olympia Film Festival presents
Master filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather) directs this story of a young man’s struggle to live up to his adored brother’s reputation in an impoverished Oklahoma town. Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke are Rusty James and The Motorcycle Boy, and lead a distinguished cast including Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Diane Lane and Tom Waits. The film is notable for its avant-garde style and film noir atmosphere, shot on stark high-contrast B&W film, with allusions to French New Wave and German Expressionism. Coppola called it his “art film for teenagers.” This extraordinary adaptation of the best-selling book by S.E. Hinton, imbues this teenage fever dream with operatic passion, existential angst and Dada imagery. Oh, and Mickey Rourke never looked cooler. The Motorcycle Boy reigns!
Director: Francis Ford Coppola / 1983 / US / 94 min