1112 – Near Dark (1987)

timespace coordinates: 1980’s. the American Midwest

29806_NearDark-VHSHBO-frontNear Dark is a 1987 American neo-western horror film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by her and Eric Red.

The story follows a young man in a small midwestern town who becomes involved with a family of nomadic American vampires. Starring the little-known actors Adrian Pasdar and Jenny Wright, the film was part of a revival of serious vampire movies in the late 1980s. It received positive reviews for its mix of the Westernbiker and vampire movie genres. Over the years, the film has gained a cult following. (wiki)

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1066 – The Highwaymen (2019)

timespace coordinates: 1934 Texas,  Oklahoma, KansasLouisianahighwaymenThe Highwaymen is a 2019 American crime film directed by John Lee Hancock and written by John Fusco. The film follows Frank Hamer and Maney Gault (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson), two Texas Rangers who attempt to track down and apprehend notorious criminals Bonnie and Clyde in the 1930s. Kathy BatesJohn Carroll LynchKim DickensThomas Mann and William Sadler also star. The Highwaymen began a limited theatrical release in the United States on March 15, 2019 and was released digitally on March 29, 2019 on Netflix. (wiki)

“The art direction is equally meticulous in illustrating the time period: the migrant camps and other settings, the clothes and incidentals, including old-time chenille bedspreads. In addition, the film doesn’t gloss over Bonnie and Clyde’s merciless brutality.” (Diane Carson review)

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Remembering Bonnie & Clyde, documentary (youtube)

721 – Thelma & Louise (1991)

timespace coordinates: 1991, a fictional route between Arkansas and the Grand Canyon

Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American neo-feminist road film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri. It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, two friends who embark on a road trip with unforeseen consequences. The supporting cast include Harvey KeitelMichael Madsen, and Brad Pitt, whose career was launched by the film.f5aeaa5a08645a1cb5367eb3bd704354At its release, the film stirred controversy. At the intersection of several genres, it is now considered a classic. It influenced other films and artistic works and became a landmark of feminist film. In 2016, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. (wiki)

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