This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde (1967), the story of real-life bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow as depicted by Warner Brothers. This movie was one of the sixties’ most discussed, volatile and controversial crime [slash] gangster films combining comedy, terror, love, and as-never-before-seen violence.
While we won’t discuss (here) how this movie changed, even possibly romanticized, violence in film for future generations, what we will discuss is why this was possible.
For all the tragedy inherent in the real-life stories of both Parker and Barrow, the on-screen beauty of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, as well as the 1930’s glamour so amatorily reproduced and edited by Warner Brothers Studios, portrayed a captivating and oft-emulated style thus launching the film to world-wide success.
The Fibre Studio is excited to announce we have scheduled a yarn-centric movie event, celebrating both the golden anniversary of this polemical film as well as 1930’s color and glamour by combining a new Fifty Shades of Gradient™ color way with a big-screen viewing of the 1967 movie, hosted by Fathom Events. Information is as follows:
Who: Limited Number of Lucky Fibre Studio Customers
What: Bonnie and Clyde Movie Event
When: Wednesday, August 16, 2-4:30pm [Attendees should arrive at the theater by 1:30pm to pick up their tickets, yarn, and purchase refreshments if desired.]
Where: Regal Stonecrest Cinemas [7824 Rea Rd | Charlotte 28277 | 844-462-7342]
Includes: One 4-ounce cake of our new Fifty Shades of Gradient™ (approx 560 yards) in a new color way we are calling Joplin (history buffs will “get” the name) and a group ticket to see a big-screen showing of the movie.
Exclusions: This color way, inspired by the film, will be dyed in limited quantities as a debut for event-goers only and WILL NOT be revealed until the event. Joplin will not reappear for sale until The Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl in the fall.
Event tickets may be purchased at our online store here. We hope you join us for this inspired event.
Happy stitching, y’all!