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PAUL NEWMAN: BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

Director: GEORGE ROY HILL

113 minutes, U.S.A.-Mexico, 1969, Digital

Although Paul Newman and Robert Redford are frequently hailed as one of Hollywood’s greatest and most iconic duos, the pair in fact only worked together twice. This first occasion, from an Oscar-winning screenplay by William Goldman, saw them take on the roles of legendary outlaws Butch (Newman) and Sundance (Redford), leaders of the infamous Hole-In-The-Wall Gang. As the law doggedly tracks the gang down following a daring train robbery, the two flee to Bolivia, accompanied by Sundance’s schoolteacher lover Etta (Katharine Ross). Once there, the pair are torn between continuing their life of crime and going straight, with neither option proving particularly lucrative. Hill’s film is hugely entertaining, filled with warmth and humour, and featuring a wonderful Burt Bacharach score.

Screening as part of the Paul Newman: American Icon season.

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Sunday 18th

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