The Modern School of Film’s founder, Robert Milazzo, leads an in-depth, active deconstruction and group-discussion.
This series was created with the cinephile in mind, to delve deeper in the art and craft of film. The active deconstruction format will allow for the instructor to stop the film at points and lead in depth discussions about the techniques being used in the film, as you watch it. Explore the depth and breadth of film as an art form and see films you love in a new way!
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
1971, Director: Robert Altman
Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller reimagines the American West as a muddy frontier filled with hustlers, opportunists, and corporate sharks — a turn-of-the-century model for a 1971 America mired in violence and lies. John McCabe (Warren Beatty) wanders into the turn-of-the-century wilderness village known as Presbyterian Church, with vague plans of parlaying his gambling winnings into establishing a fancy casino-brothel-bathhouse. McCabe’s business partner is prostitute Mrs. Miller (Julie Christie), who despite her apparent distaste for McCabe helps him achieve his goal. Once McCabe and Mrs. Miller become successful, the town grows and prospers, incurring the jealousy of a local mining company that wants to buy McCabe out.
Gather at Pharmacy before the screening for a cold beverage and pre-show discussion! There’s a table on reserve at 5 pm and beers are chillin! Rob Millazzo will be there to get the informal discussions kicked off before moving it to The Cary.