TIFF Cinematheque Special Screenings

Bonnie and Clyde

Arthur PennUSA112 minutes196714AColourEnglish

Apr 24
  • Press & Industry screenings and events are only for accredited passes.

Famously acclaimed by Pauline Kael as "the most excitingly American American movie since The Manchurian Candidate," Arthur Penn's zeitgeist-altering masterpiece (scripted by Robert Benton, David Newman, and an uncredited Robert Towne) transfigured the exploits of the famed Depression-era outlaws into a commentary on the sociopolitical unrest gripping America at the end of the 1960s. Producer-star Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway became instant icons as the sharply dressed killer couple (Dunaway launched a fashion trend with her chicly retro ensemble of pencil skirts, knitwear and cheeky berets), while Penn's ferociously stylized brutality shattered the glass ceiling on movie violence: the crimson explosion of the film's famous final scene announced a new cinematic era of death as spectacle.