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By Film Threat Staff | February 16, 2005

The American Cinematheque presents a Sam Peckinpah 80th
Birthday Salute on Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:15 PM with a double feature of the World Premiere of the documentary A SIMPLE ADVENTURE STORY: SAM PECKINPAH, MEXICO AND THE WILD BUNCH and THE WILD BUNCH. Screenings are at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the historic 1922 Egyptian in Hollywood.
This new documentary on his greatest filmic achievement, unveils yet another remarkable discovery from the Warner Bros. vaults: a treasure trove of never-before-seen, Technicolor and Techniscope outtakes from the movie’s remarkable shoot in northern Mexico. Conceived as a
sequel to the Oscar-nominated THE WILD BUNCH: AN ALBUM IN MONTAGE, this new documentary juxtaposes rare footage with a trip to the actual locations by authors Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle, along with Peckinpah’s daughter Lupita, and filmmaker Nick Redman in April 2004. This unusual film shows the effect a piece of art can have when it strikes unerringly to the heart of a person at an impressionable age — its memory staying with them all their lives.
For more info, visit the American Cinematheque website.

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