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'The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford' Returns To Big Screen For Showing At Museum Of Moving Image

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 18, 2013 12:36 PM
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Struggling through a fraught post-production and eventually given a cursory, half-hearted theatrical release by Warner Bros., Andrew Dominik's epic, lyrical and beautifully tragic "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" has only gained in critical and cult standing since it first arrived in 2007 (and named one of The Playlist's best movies of that year). The film, featuring some career best work by Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, is an exploration of the false allure of myth, setting its story around the legendary outlaw Jesse James, whose Robert Ford soon discovers isn't the same man that's written about in newspapers and books. It's the kind of movie that deserves, and needs, to be see on a big screen to fully take in Roger Deakins' breathtaking cinematography (which we recently discussed here), and for those of you in New York City, you'll get your chance.

Museum of the Moving Image will present a rare big-screen showing of the the film in December, and that's not all. The one-time screening will not just an opportunity to see 'Jesse James' in a theater, it will also feature post-film conversation moderated by Chief Curator David Schwartz with Dominik himself. “ 'Jesse James' is the thing that I've done in my life that I'm most proud of,” Dominik said in a press release. “I think it's a movie that really benefits from being on the big screen, and I love the idea of it having some further life on the big screen.”

So, when is this all happening? "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" will screen on Saturday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Sumner Redstone Theater. Tickets are $20 to the public, $12 for Museum members and free for Silver Screen members and above. Tickets will be available starting on October 20th. And to whet your appetite, check out the trailer below.

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  • Matt | October 21, 2013 2:08 PMReply

    Oh how Criterion needs to give this the blu-ray release it deserves.

  • CrombyMouse | October 19, 2013 3:27 AMReply

    One of the best film of XXI century. Wish to see full director's version.

  • yer | October 18, 2013 2:48 PMReply

    My favorite film of last decade. Stunning from start to finish. I'm still holding out to see that rumoured 5+ hour cut (or was it 4+?)

  • marcia jones | October 18, 2013 2:01 PMReply

    Dying to see this on the bigscreen!

  • Duddi | October 18, 2013 1:02 PMReply

    I second you Opinion, Bohmer !!!

  • bohmer | October 18, 2013 12:51 PMReply

    surely one of the best film of the last decade.

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