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Dead Man

Rfor moments of strong violence, a graphic sex scene and some language

Join us as we screen a one-of-a-kind Western with a streak of black comedy and a modern storytelling sensibility, Dead Man, for Out After Midnite. Both funny, suspenseful and at times totally unpredictable (even unbelieveable) this film, as a whole, is unlike any Western you've seen before--while being reminiscent of many of the greats!

 

With Dead Man, his first period piece, Jim Jarmusch imagined the nineteenth-century American West as an existential wasteland, delivering a surreal reckoning with the ravages of industrialization, the country’s legacy of violence and prejudice, and the natural cycle of life and death. Accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) has hardly arrived in the godforsaken outpost of Machine before he’s caught in the middle of a fatal lovers’ quarrel. Wounded and on the lam, Blake falls under the watch of the outcast Nobody (Gary Farmer), who guides his companion on a spiritual journey, teaching him to dispense poetic justice along the way. Featuring austerely beautiful black-and-white photography by Robby Müller and a live-wire score by Neil Young, Dead Man is a profound and unique revision of the western genre.

 

Runtime: 121 Minutes | Language: English

Saturday 2, June