The Hired Hand

The Hired Hand
  • Wednesday August 8 | 7:00pm

Peter Fonda followed Easy Rider with this understated western, his directorial debut. Fonda stars as a reluctant gunslinger who returns home and attempts to reconnect with the wife he left behind many years ago (a show-stealing Verna Bloom). Unusual in its sensitive depiction of a woman’s life in the old west, the film also features memorable supporting performances from Warren Oates and Severn Darden. Zsmigmond’s lyrical landscape photography combines with the score from Bruce Langhorn (Bob Dylan’s ‘Mr Tambourine Man’), and the film’s languorous crossfades, resulting in a gently psychedelic, pastoral vision of the past.

The Hired Hand

  • Director: Peter Fonda
  • Year: 1971
  • Run Time: 90 mins
  • Country: USA