Introduced by Marc Maron!
Comedian/actor/podcaster Marc Maron has long trumpeted his fandom for Robert Altman’s MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER and revisits it often. For this special Roxie event, Marc will be here in-person to introduce and reflect on the film –– a rare chance to see a unique, original 35mm Technicolor print, the way it looked in 1971 when first released, courtesy of the collection of East Bay archivist and show host, Peter Conheim.
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 whorehouse experience. The appearance of representatives for 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.- Criterion.
Directed by Robert Altman. Written by Robert Altman & Brian McKay, based on the book by Edmund Naughton. Cinematography by: Vilmos Zsigmond. Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, René Auberjonois, Hugh Millais, Shelley Duvall, Michael Murphy, John Schuck, Corey Fischer, William Devane & Keith Carradine. 35mm. 1971. Rated R. 121 min.
Rare 1971 35mm Technicolor print courtesy of the evening’s host, Peter Conheim/Cinema Preservation Alliance.