A Simple Adventure Story: Sam Peckinpah, Mexico And The Wild Bunch

A Simple Adventure Story:

A Simple Adventure Story: Sam Peckinpah, Mexico And The Wild Bunch

Running Time: 40 mins

Cinequest is honored to present the festival premiere of Nick Redman’s glorious look at one of cinema’s greatest masterpiece’s, Sam Peckinpah’s 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 vaults—a 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 age—its memory staying with them all their lives.

Screening with:
A Justified Life: Sam Peckinpah and the High Country; dir. Nick Redman; 23min/DigiBeta/United States – A family remembrance with Fern Lee Peter, Sam Peckinpah’s sister.

The Wild Bunch: An Album In Montage; dir. Paul Seydor; 34min/35mm/United States – A special presentation of Paul Seydor’s Oscar-nominated short to round a spectacular celebration of Peckinpah’s work.

George Bassman

SPECIAL PRESENTATIO

A special presentation of Paul Seydor’s Oscar-nominated short to round a spectacular celebration of Peckinpah’s work.
Cinequest is honored to present the festival premiere of Nick Redman’s glorious look at one of cinema’s greatest masterpiece’s, Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch.
A family remembrance with Fern Lee Peter, Sam Peckinpah’s sister.