Catch the 'Assassination of Jesse James' Revival in NYC in December
by Alex Billington
October 18, 2013
No eulogies. Whether or not you've seen this film before, this is a must-attend event if you're in New York. We're helping promote an event at the Museum of the Moving Image, a revival screening of the western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, featuring an appearance and Q&A with director Andrew Dominik (of Chopper & Killing Them Softly, too). The event is taking place on Saturday, December 7th at 6PM, a one-time showing of the little-seen, beautifully-shot (by Roger Deakins!) story of Jesse James & Robert Ford. It's an exquisite film, one of my favorites of 2007, we're happy to support this.
If you're interested and want to attend, tickets will be on sale soon. Tickets are $20 public / $12 Museum members and free for Silver Screen members and above. Museum members have an exclusive window to purchase advance tickets. Tickets will go on sale to the public on October 19th. This is being promoted by many of our local friends from New York City, including The Film Stage and others. Visit the Facebook page:
The "No Eulogies" Jesse James Revival is dedicated to cementing The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, written and directed by Andrew Dominik (who will be in person for a Q&A), as a classic and a staple of repertory cinema. Join the Revival online on Twitter (@JesseJamesRev), Facebook (facebook.com/jessejamesrevival) and at JesseJamesRevival.com. More details found at any of those sites.
"Jesse James is the thing that I've done in my life that I'm most proud of," Dominik said. "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." Thanks to the persistence urging of devoted longtime member Jamieson McGonigle, the Museum agreed to screen the film as part of its ongoing See it Big! series and director Andrew Dominik agreed to travel from Los Angeles to present the film. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Jeremy Renner, Sam Shepard, Paul Schneider and Mary-Louise Parker, was released quietly in late 2007 by Warner Bros. We'll see you there in December.