Film Series : Recently Restored 2017

One-Eyed Jacks

1961, Marlon Brando, USA, 141 min. With Marlon Brando, Karl Malden.

Show Times

  • Sat, Sep 23rd 3:00pm
  • Mon, Sep 25th 6:30pm

"With ONE-EYED JACKS, Marlon Brando brings cinema one of its romantic landmarks. Its cruel romantic beauty has no equal in recent movies." — Jonas Mekas, Village Voice

Brando's only film as director began under a cloud of notoriety. Original director Stanley Kubrick was fired early on and replaced by the star, who proceeded to go hugely over-budget and over-schedule. ONE-EYED JACKS was poorly received, but, over the years, it accumulated passionate admirers, including Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg (who together instigated this restoration) and, unexpectedly, avant-garde advocate Jonas Mekas, who compared Brando to Stroheim for his ungovernable talent. This Freudian western (one critic called it "Gunfight at the Oedipal Corral") centers on the conflict between the cocky outlaw Rio (Brando) and "Dad" Longworth (Malden), the father-figure who betrays him, with Dad's stepdaughter (lovely Pina Pellicer) forming the third leg of a triangle laced with incest, sadism, and homoeroticism. Among the film's striking qualities are its blunt juxtaposition of cynicism and romanticism, and its spectacular swirling-wind/crashing-surf landscapes, filmed in Death Valley and Monterey. 4K DCP digital restoration from Universal Pictures. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first "Recently Restored" film on any Saturday in September, and get a ticket for the second "Recently Restored" film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.

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