Film - McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) Presented by Terry Meehan

John McCabe (Warren Beatty) arrives in the town of Presbyterian Church, Washington and establishes a make-shift brothel. Constance Miller (Julie Christie) approaches him with ideas on how they could run the operation more profitably. The two become successful business partners, until they are approached by mining moguls who want to take over. The offer comes with inducements in the form of hired hit men. But the townspeople are not worried, because the mysterious McCabe is a legendary gunfighter . . . right? Altman called this film an “Anti-Western” because of the way it subverts many of the genre’s conventions. Terry Meehan continues his series on Revisionist Westerns of the 1970s, introducing each film with an original video, followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Main Library Auditorium