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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Specht

New Beverly in LA to Screen Western Classic Film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Made in 1969 by 20th Century Fox, the George Roy Hill film will be presented in 35mm and runs 110 minutes. The script was written by William Goldman and stars Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katharine Ross with a small appearance by character actor Kenneth Mars.

Thursday, May 16 at 9:00PM Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid will play on the big screen at The New Beverly in Hollywood. The popular repertory movie theater is celebrating 35 years of continuous screenings presented entirely on actual film. However, this screening of Butch & Sundance is actually a event designed to only take place if enough tickets are sold. The desired threshold was easily met but do not fear! There are still plenty of seats available. But don’t hesitate.

Described by legendary film critic Leonard Maltin as a “delightful

seriocomic character study masquerading as a Western, Butch

Cassidy and the Sundance Kid brought together for the first time two of cinema’s most iconic stars, Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The two fair-haired boys play the lovable outlaw title characters who are pursued by a relentless but remote sheriff's posse. Given plenty of screen time to bond and get on each other’s nerves the fast paced and clever dialogue is reminiscent of a screw ball comedy. But instead of two potential lovers swapping dry wit it is the members of the first bromance movie. Never before and just one time since (in The Sting) has there ever been a screen pairing like Newman and Redford. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what true chemistry in the movies can do to the cinema screen; it’s what makes it silver.

Besides having an incredible cast that includes the lovely Katharine Ross the film shines in a multitude of other categories. In fact, the film went on to become a highlight of the Academy Awards for 1969 winning Oscars for Best Cinematography (Conrad Hall), Best Original Score (Burt Bacharach), Best Song, (Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by Bacharach and Hal David), and Best Original Screenplay for William Goldman's delightful writing. Honestly, it’s one of the best films ever made and it’s good clean fun you can watch with your grandmother or child. It just doesn’t get any better than this, so do yourself a favor and see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in a movie theater. You might as well see the best the best way possible.

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