Zsigmond’s “McCabe” cinematography revisited


Pauline Kael memorably described Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller as “a beautiful pipe dream of a movie.” This poetic, revisionist Western is set in the Northwest at the turn of the 20th century and stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie (Oscar-nominated for her performance). The screening is presented as a tribute to Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (DeliveranceThe Long GoodbyeClose Encounters of the Third KindThe Deer Hunter), who recently passed away.

[We enjoyed seeing Ziggy at LACMA in 2011, interviewed by then film curator Ian Birnie with two films, Scarecrow and Electric Glide in Blue.]

Special guests for the Laemmle Theatres “Anniversary Classics” event in a Q & A to be moderated by film critic Stephen Farber include:

Kathryn Altman, widow of “McCabe” director Robert Altman

Keith Carradine, co-star, who went on to star in two other Altman movies, Thieves Like Us and Nashville, for which he won an Oscar for his song, “I’m Easy.”  Carradine’s other films include Welcome to L.A., The DuellistsPretty Baby,Southern ComfortThe Long RidersChoose Me, and Wild Bill.

William Devane, co-star, whose other films include Alfred Hitchcock’s Family Plot, John Schlesinger’s Marathon Man, Clint Eastwood’sSpace Cowboys, and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.

McCabe & Mrs. Miller | Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre | March 2

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