McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema film screening and discussion series returns for an examination of Kansas City’s own home-grown cinema auteur, Robert Altman.
Searching the Psyche through Cinema: Analyzing Altman
Sunday, February 17, 2013
3:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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.