A Cannes Film Festival Can-Can With The Stars Of ‘Easy Rider’ In Today’s Daily TwitPic

The Cannes Film Festival is currently underway in France, the 63rd outing for the world-renowned celebration of cinema. There’s a lot going on there this year, but it’s all old hat if you’ve been there before. If there’s anything Cannes is not, it’s dull. In the more than half a century of its existence, the festival has celebrated a diverse array of important films with its prestigious Palme d’Or award: “The Third Man” (1949), “La Dolce Vita” (1960), “MASH” (1970), “Apocalypse Now” (1979), “Pulp Fiction” (1994) and, most recently, “The White Ribbon” (2009).

It didn’t take the Palme d’Or, but “Easy Rider” received the First Film Award in 1969. Rightfully so: Dennis Hopper’s debut as a writer/director is a truly memorable piece of film. Today’s Daily TwitPic, shared by Rogert Ebert, doesn’t capture the tone of the movie, but it definitely captures the cast and crew’s excitement at the festival back in 1969. Ebert frequently dives into his archives for these cool looks back at film’s past; you can find his latest after the jump.

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