McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
This annual film series returns for an examination of Kansas City’s own home-grown cinema auteur, Robert Altman.
Often referred to as Altman’s “anti-Western,” this dreamlike story follows bumbling gambler McCabe (Warren Beatty) as he settles into a remote mining town and establishes a bordello with the help of the English madam Mrs. Miller (Julie Christie). His success attracts the attention of a predatory corporation that employs killers as members of its acquisition team.
Rated R; 120 minutes.
Presenters: Psychoanalyst David Donovan, Ph.D., and Corey Antis, MFA, assistant professor of painting, Kansas City Art Institute.
Co-sponsored by the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center.