Robert Altman's bleakly beautiful, revisionist 1971 western, the all-too-rarely-revived "McCabe & Mrs. Miller," starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie, is getting a big-screen appearance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills.
The screening is a tribute to the film's cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond, who died this year and whose other works include "The Deer Hunter," "Deliverance" and the film that won him an Oscar, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
A Q&A after the screening, moderated by Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. President Stephen Farber, will include "McCabe" costars Keith Carradine and William Devane and Altman's widow, Kathryn Altman.
Movie recommendations from critic Kenneth Turan and other reviewers.
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Impeccably acted by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women in love, with an exquisite look captured by cinematographer Ed Lachman,
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