In celebration of the release of W.K. Stratton’s new book, THE WILD BUNCH: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film, the Laemmle Playhouse 7 and Vroman’s Bookstore is teaming up this evening for a screening of Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 western classic, The Wild Bunch, starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine. Following the screening, author W.K. Stratton will be in conversation with Stephen Farber and signing books. About THE WILD BUNCH: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film: For the fiftieth anniversary of the film, W.K. Stratton's definitive history of the making of The Wild Bunch, named one of the greatest Westerns of all time by the American Film Institute. In The Wild Bunch, W.K. Stratton tells the fascinating history of the making of the movie and documents for the first time the extraordinary contribution of Mexican and Mexican-American actors and crew members to the movie's success. Shaped by infamous director Sam Peckinpah, and starring such visionary actors as William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O'Brien, and Robert Ryan, the movie was also the product of an industry and a nation in transition. The Wild Bunch is an authoritative history of the making of a movie and the era behind it. STEPHEN FARBER is president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, one of the country’s pre-eminent critics’ organizations. Farber has written reviews and articles on film for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, The Daily Beast, Movieline’s Hollywood Life, Esquire, New York, New West, Harper’s Bazaar, Premiere, Film Comment, and many other national publications. He has interviewed hundreds of top actors, writers, directors, and producers for these newspapers and magazines. Tickets to this event are available at https://www.laemmle.com/films/188 Books will be available for purchase the night of at the Laemmle. They could also be pre-ordered on our website and picked up the night of at the event.