Target Presents AFI Night at the Movies

Posted on April 25, 2013


Last night, Easy Rider, a film I made 44 years ago in 1969 was honored by AFI.  The AFI Night at the Movies evening was  designed to present fans with a rare opportunity to see classic films alongside the community’s top filmmakers and the stars who made them. I was lucky enough to be among the films and stars chosen this year. The other films and artists were:

Kathy Bates presenting MISERY(1990)
Cher presenting MOONSTRUCK (1987)
Sally Field presenting NORMA RAE (1979)
Harrison Ford presenting BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT
Samuel L. Jackson presenting PULP FICTION (1994)
Shirley MacLaine presenting TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
Demi Moore presenting GHOST (1990)
Mike Myers presenting SHREK (2001)
Sidney Poitier presenting IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Kurt Russell presenting THE THING (1982)
Kevin Spacey presenting THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995)

After I introduced Easy Rider along with the films fantastic editor, Don Cambern, we attended an after party at The Hollywood Athletic Club. It was great fun to just hang out with actors and friends I hadn’t seen in years. It was especially interesting talking with Kevin Spacey. I am a great fan of his work. To my surprise it was Shirley Maclaine’s birthday and the producers of the event had a fabulous chocolate cake wheeled in and we all sang her happy birthday.

Kevin Spacey and Peter at the after party held at the Hollywood Athletic Club


Shirley Maclaine cutting her birthday cake at the after party