December 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m. — Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982), Pot au Feu (1965)
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
1982. USA. Directed by Robert Altman. Screenplay by Ed Graczyk. With Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black, Sudie Bond, Kathy Bates. A fan club reunion at a fading soda-fountain shrine to James Dean on the anniversary of his death becomes a meditation on gender, power, and female identity. As with other stage adaptations made during his periods of retreat from Hollywood, Altman challenges viewers to experience the interplay of visual storytelling and the spoken word. As he often did, the director focuses on a strong cast of women, and Cher’s stellar performance launched her screen career. Restored by UCLA Film Television Archive with funding provided by The Film Foundation and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 109 min.