IN LOVING MEMORY OF RITA ROGERS (1937 - 2012)

The Hired Hand

THE EXTRAORDINARY RITA ROGERS

(January 10, 1937 – June 11, 2012)

In the wake of  the counterculture sensation "Easy Rider" Rita Rogers was offered a role in both Hopper's controversial masterpiece "The Last Move" and Fonda's "The Hired Hand". For personal family reasons Rita chose the latter.

Released in 1971 by Universal Pitcures, "The Hired Hand" marked Peter Fonda's directorial debut and follow-up to Dennis Hopper's directorial smash hit "Easy Rider".

"The Hired Hand" (Filmed in New Mexico) was restored, re-mastered, and re-released for its 30-year anniversary in 2001 on Sundance Channel, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival that same year.

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