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'Bonnie and Clyde' at 50

Classic biopic back in theaters this weekend


Here's a fun way to ambush your weekend plans: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Bonnie and Clyde" by checking out its rare reappearance on the big screen.

The 1967 gangster flick starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway will be shown in select theaters nationwide on Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will also be encore screenings on Wednesday August 16.

The special showings are presented by Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events.

"Bonnie and Clyde," directed by Arthur Penn, is best known for its unflinching violence, including a climatic roadside ambush that plays out like a slow-motion death waltz.

The drama was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor (both Gene Hackman and Michael J. Pollard). The only winners were Best Supporting Actress Estelle Parsons and cinematographer Burnett Guffey.