Double Feature

August 27, 2007 at 5:41 pm | Posted in Film Student Fridays, Matthew Hurst, Webster Film Series | 2 Comments

Although you won’t find it on the Webster Film Series calendar just yet, there will be a free screening this and the next 6 Tuesday nights.   Why?  In the grand tradition of film students, this semester’s film studies topics class is “the Films of Robert Altman” will require public screening.  This week’s film, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, is described thusly in a film series e-mail:

Set in winter in the Old West. Charismatic but dumb John McCabe (Warren Beatty) arrives in a young Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. The shrewd Mrs. Miller (Julie Christie), a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to use her experience to help McCabe run his business, while sharing in the profits. The whorehouse thrives and McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. He refuses, and his decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town.


Do I need to mention the film, which screens this Tuesday August 28th @ 7:30pm in the Winifred Moore Auditorium, is a free public screening? Because it is.  And it will remain free the next 6 Tuesday nights.  Tell a friend.

Later this week, be sure to check out “Holy Modal Rounders…Born to Lose” on Thursday night @ 7pm in the WFS.  This documentary film about Greenwich Village legends and psychedelic folk maestros of the same name, marks the return of the Thursday Night Docs series to the WFS, so you will have to pay for this screening.  Six dollars will buy you a ticket for admission, but stick around for a Q&A with the film’s director Paul Lovelace following the screening.



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