Easy Rider is the late 1960s "road movie" written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern. It tells the story of two bikers who travel through a conformist and corrupt America searching for freedom (or the illusion of freedom). Released in the year of the Woodstock concert, and made in a year of two tragic assassinations (Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King), the tone of this 'alternative' film is remarkably downbeat and bleak, reflecting the collapse of the idealistic 60s. Easy Rider, one of the first films of its kind, was a ritualistic experience and viewed (often repeatedly) by youthful audiences in the late 1960s as a reflection of their realistic hopes of liberation and fears of the Establishment. Today a classic of the history of cinema is also remembered for a famous soundtrack handed down generation after generation.