6pm: Road to Nowhere
Intro/Q&A with Monte Hellman

8:35pm Cockfighter
Introduced by Monte Hellman

10pm: Live music & drinks in the Furman Gallery

The New York premiere of ROAD TO NOWHERE.
Written by Steven Gaydos, and produced by Hellman, Gaydos and Melissa Hellman, the film stars Shannyn Sossamon (A KNIGHT’S TALE, THE RULES OF ATTRACTION), Dominique Swain (LOLITA, ALPHA DOG), Waylon Payne (WALK THE LINE), Cliff de Young, John Diehl and Tygh Runyan. Hellman’s first film behind the camera in more than two decades, the story focuses on the web of intrigue a filmmaker finds himself caught up in as he makes a film based upon a true crime. The director has cast an unknown mysterious young woman that bears a striking resemblance to the femme fatale in the story and becomes obsessed with the woman, the crime, her possibly notorious past and the disturbing complexity between art and truth. ROAD TO NOWHERE will screen at 6:00PM and will be followed by a Q&A with Hellman and cast members TBD.

Monte Hellman’s COCKFIGHTER.
Celebrating the brand new Picture Box Books edition of Charles Willeford's classic. COCKFIGHTER (1974) has been described as “one of the most explicit studies of repression the American cinema has ever produced”. The film stars Warren Oates as a destitute individual who lays it all on the line for the sport of cockfighting. The film co-stars Harry Dean Stanton, Laurie Bird and Ed Begley Jr. COCKFIGHTER screens at 8:30PM.

Screenings followed by:

A book party to celebrate the release of Picture Box Books’ new edition of Charles WIlleford’s Cockfighter.

With a live music performance by Matt Sweeney.
Guitarist, vocalist and composer, Sweeney has performed and recorded with Neil Diamond, Kid Rock, Johnny Cash and Bonnie Prince Billy.

Road to Nowhere
Monte Hellman, 2010, USA; 122m

Monte Hellman, 1974, USA; 83m

Presented in association with Monterey Media and Picture Box Books.