This double feature of restorations from the HFPA and The Film Foundation begins with Robert Altman's COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN, starring Sandy Dennis, Karen Black, Kathy Bates and Cher. It's followed by the first filmed adaptation of Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN, starring Frederic March.
Presented by the American Cinematheque, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Film Foundation
COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN
1982, Cinecom Pictures, 109 min, USA, Dir: Robert Altman
Director Robert Altman directs this elegant cinematic adaptation of Ed Graczyk's Broadway play, which observes the interactions between a group of women holding a 20-year reunion of their James Dean fan club. Over the course of their get-together, the old friends expose painful secrets and stunning revelations, all of which are powerfully conveyed by a cast that includes Sandy Dennis, Karen Black, Kathy Bates, and, in a Golden Globe-nominated performance, Cher.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
1951, Sony Repertory, 105 min, Finland, Dir: Laslo Benedek
Stanley Kramer produced this adaptation of Arthur Miller's landmark play, in which aging failure Willy Logan (Frederic March) looks back on his life as it slips away. A stellar supporting cast that includes Kevin McCarthy, Mildred Dunnock and Cameron Mitchell brings Miller's bleak vision to life, aided by director Laslo Benedek's evocative and claustrophobic visual style. Benedek, March and McCarthy each won Golden Globes, as did Franz Planer for the film’s B&W cinematography.
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COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN restored by UCLA FIlm & Television Archive with funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Film Foundation. Print courtesy of the Film Foundation Conservation Collection at the Academy Film Archive. DEATH OF A SALESMAN restoration funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation. Print courtesy of The Film Foundation Conservation Collection at the Academy Film Archive.