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Film Series : Kael's Causes Célèbres

McCabe and Mrs. Miller

1971, Robert Altman, USA, 121 min.
With Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 10th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 15th 6:00pm

"A beautiful pipe dream of a movie...Delicate, richly textured, and unusually understated, this modern classic is not like any other film."—Pauline Kael

It is tempting to read this famed revisionist Western—about a dreamer (Beatty) who becomes a success in an unsavory business and is doomed by his refusal to bend to outside pressures—as a commentary on Robert Altman's entire career. The film’s considerable achievements include career performances from Beatty and Christie, haunting music from Leonard Cohen, and the authentic feel of Presbyterian Church, the town Altman built from scratch on a mountaintop in Vancouver. 35mm widescreen. (Peter Sobczynski)

Robert Altman's maverick vision usually spelled risk at the box office, and Kael lent her muscle to such dicey Altman projects as THE LONG GOODBYE, THIEVES LIKE US, NASHVILLE (notoriously reviewed while still in post-production), and McCABE & MRS. MILLER. You can read her review of McCABE in this link [scroll down to end of the article and then back up to reveal hidden pages]

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL, and get a ticket for any one film in the Kael's Causes Célèbres series at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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