New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

McCabe and Mrs Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

December 7, 2001 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(United States, 1971, 120 minutes, color, 35mm)

Directed by Robert Altman
Starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Shelley Duvall, Keither Carradine, Rene Auberjonois

Widely hailed as one of the top ten motion pictures of the 1970s, this Western follows an entrepreneurial drifter with a hidden past. John McCabe builds a makeshift brothel and casino in a small Pacific Northwest mining town during the turn of the century who finds an unlikely assistant in a world-weary, opium-smoking British madame. Featuring outstanding performances by Warren Beatty and Julie Christie, McCabe and Mrs. Miller is yet another outstanding revisionist genre film from acclaimed director Robert Altman.