Summer of ’69

Summer of ’69

4 Episodes

It was the summer of Woodstock and the Manson murders, the moment when 1960s peace-and-love idealism reached its apex and began to give way to something darker and more uneasy. All released fifty years ago in the tumultuous summer of 1969, these films—Paul Mazursky’s swinger satire BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE, Dennis Hopper’s counterculture road trip EASY RIDER, and John Schlesinger’s edgy Oscar winner MIDNIGHT COWBOY—are era-defining transmissions from a transformative moment in the American zeitgeist, capturing the rebellious spirit of the preceding decade while laying the groundwork for a new era of American filmmaking.

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Summer of ’69
  • Summer of ’69 Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    Episode 2

    Directed by Paul Mazursky • 1969 • United States
    Starring Natalie Wood, Elliott Gould, Robert Culp

    At the height of the sexual revolution, upwardly mobile married couple Bob (Robert Culp) and Carol (Natalie Wood) return from a freethinking group-encounter session with an elevated sense of hon...

  • Easy Rider

    Episode 3

    Directed by Dennis Hopper • 1969 • United States
    Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

    This is the definitive counterculture blockbuster. The down-and-dirty directorial debut of former clean-cut teen star Dennis Hopper, EASY RIDER heralded the arrival of a new voice in film, one...

  • Midnight Cowboy

    Episode 4

    Directed by John Schlesinger • 1969 • United States
    Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles

    One of the British New Wave’s most versatile directors, John Schlesinger came to New York in the late 1960s to make MIDNIGHT COWBOY, a picaresque story of friendship that captured a city in c...