Cinequest is honored to present the festival premiere of Nick Redmans glorious look at one of cinemas greatest masterpieces, Sam Peckinpahs The Wild Bunch.
Conceived as a sequel to the Oscar-nominated The Wild Bunch: An Album In Montage (Cinequest, 1996), A Simple Adventure Story: Sam Peckinpah, Mexico And The Wild Bunch, unveils yet another remarkable discovery in the Warner Bros vaultsa treasure trove of never-before-seen, Technicolor and Techniscope outtakes from the movie's remarkable shoot in Northern Mexico.
Juxtaposing this rare footage with a trip to the locations taken 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 people at an impressionable ageits memory staying with them all their lives.
A Justified Life: Sam Peckinpah and the High Country; dir. Nick Redman; 23min/DigiBeta/United States A family remembrance with Fern Lee Peter, Sam Peckinpahs sister.
The Wild Bunch: An Album In Montage; dir. Paul Seydor; 34min/35mm/United States A special presentation of Paul Seydors Oscar-nominated short to round a spectacular celebration of Peckinpahs work.