The swinging 60s are over, here comes the glorious 70s: The Watergate
scandal is all over the press and President Nixon
resigns. The Arab oil embargo sees gasoline prices skyrocket. The largest series of tornadoes in history hits the U.S. LaGuardia airport is bombed. New York enters a fiscal crisis and nears bankruptcy. Harvey Milk
is assassinated. The Iran hostage crisis begins... This programme presents a collection of films that illustrate the looming corruption, conspiracy and anxiety that marked most of New Hollywood
's productions with justified paranoia and existential nihilism.