Film 101 Intersession: McCabe and Mrs. Miller
This unorthodox dream western by Robert Altman may be the most radically beautiful film to come out of the New American Cinema. It stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie as two newcomers to the raw Pacific Northwest mining town of Presbyterian Church, who join forces to provide the miners with a superior kind of brothel experience.
The appearance of representatives of a powerful mining company with interests of its own, however, threatens to be the undoing of their plans. With its fascinating flawed characters, evocative cinematography by the great Vilmos Zsigmond, innovative overlapping dialogue, and haunting use of Leonard Cohen songs, McCabe & Mrs. Miller brilliantly deglamorized and revitalized the most American of genres.
About Film 101:
Modeled after a college Introduction to Film Studies course, the series features lively and engaging post-film discussions with fellow film buffs, guided by a professor from a local university. Participants learn how to view classic and/or contemporary films with a critical eye and engage with the screen on a deeper level.
The films are shown in our cinema and the post-film discussions take place in our galleries.
About Lecturer, Pedro Bermudez:
Pedro Bermudez is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema at the University of Hartford, an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Revisionist, a film and music video production company whose work runs the gamut from commercials to documentaries.