Thursday, September 14, 2017

Also Starring Harry Dean Stanton at the Quad September 22 - October 3

The Quad salutes the work of the inimitable Harry Dean Stanton with a 21-film retrospective (17 on 35mm!) in advance of his new film, Lucky. Titles include Paris, Texas, Repo Man, Pretty in Pink, Alien, Wise Blood and more!

Few actors are as recognizable in American movies as Harry Dean Stanton. The singularly mild-mannered face of the New Hollywood, his repertoire expands to dozens of appearances in beloved studio, cult, and independent movies, with only a handful of lead roles to his name. In a career spanning more than 60 years, Stanton’s inimitable hangdog persona revealed a distinctive capacity for harebrained agitation and laconic, low-key melancholy that prove equally disarming. Stanton has worked with many cinema greats, from Carpenter to Wenders to Lynch. On the occasion of his starring role in Lucky (opening September 29 courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)—and keeping in mind critic Roger Ebert’s famous proclamation that no film with his presence could be without merit—the Quad is proud to present a wide-ranging selection of his most memorable roles.

Alien Ridley Scott, 1979, 35mm
Christine John Carpenter, 1983, 35mm
Cisco Pike B. L. Norton, 1972, 35mm
Cockfighter Monte Hellman, 1974, 35mm
Death Watch Bertrand Tavernier, 1979, DCP
Dillinger John Milius, 1973, 35mm
Escape from New York John Carpenter, 1981, DCP
Fool for Love Robert Altman, 1985, 35mm
The Last Temptation of Christ Martin Scorsese, 1988, 35mm
The Missouri Breaks Arthur Penn, 1976, 35mm
Paris, Texas Wim Wenders, 1984, DCP
Pretty in Pink Howard Deutch, 1986, 35mm
Repo Man Alex Cox, 1984, 35mm
Ride in the Whirlwind Monte Hellman, 1966, 35mm
The Rose Mark Rydell, 1979, DCP
Slam Dance Wayne Wang, 1987, 35mm
Stars and Bars Pat O’Connor, 1988, 35mm
The Straight Story David Lynch, 1999, 35mm
Straight Time Ulu Grosbard, 1978, 35mm
Twister Michael Almereyda, 1989, 35mm
Wise Blood John Huston, 1979, 35mm

Opens September 29
Largely confined to supporting parts for decades, the beloved Harry Dean Stanton receives a rare leading role (written specifically for him) as Lucky: a staunchly independent, chain-smoking nonagenarian living in a remote desert town. As his life winds down, Lucky is facing the tricky business of self-exploration, with every trip to the local diner and bar taking on greater significance. Co-starring Stanton superfan David Lynch, this wry character study offers a moving tribute to one of the cinema’s greatest treasures. A Magnolia Pictures release. Official selection: SXSW, Locarno Film Festivals.

“Outstanding… everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in Lucky, an unassumingly wonderful little film.” —Variety

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