When: Sun., Aug. 13, 2 p.m. and Wed., Aug. 16, 7 p.m. 2017
Arthur Penn's groundbreaking gangster film Bonnie and Clyde marks the birth of the "New Hollywood" style of filmmaking. With its blend of comedy and violence (often at the same time) and its frank depiction of sexual subjects, Bonnie and Clyde changed how filmmakers approached storytelling. Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) is a waitress in a small town who witnesses Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) committing a petty crime. She impetuously joins him, setting off on a grand romantic adventure that swoops through the Dust Bowl states and ends in a spectacular outburst of gunfire and blood. Turner Classic Movies marks the film's 50th anniversary with a pair of nationwide screenings. You can see it locally at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday (August 13 and 16) at the Marcus Wehrenberg Des Peres Cine (12701 Manchester Road, Des Peres; www.fathomevents.com). Tickets are $12.50.