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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, USA, 1969)

Note-perfect performances, a screenplay steeped in both nostalgia and a timely sense of insight, and anti-heroes you can’t help but love: it’s no surprise that the always re-watchable Butch And Sundance was once labelled the most likeable film ever made.
— Bob McCabe, Empire Magazine

Screened in tribute to William Goldman (1931 - 2018)

Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (Paul Newman and Robert Redford, respectively) are the leaders of the infamous Hole-In-The-Wall-Gang. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heals. But the West is becoming civilized, and evading their pursuers proves more difficult than ever. Their solution - escape to Bolivia. George Roy Hill's comically elegiac Western-cum-buddy pic chronicles the mostly true tale of the charismatic outlaws' last months - with great support from Katherine Ross as their long-suffering girlfriend (yes, “their”. It’s complicated.) Bacharach and David's 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' won them an Academy Award for best song. And the late great William Goldman won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.