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BIG SCREEN CLASSICS 42 book online at bfi.org.uk SAT 9 SEP WED 20 SEP FRI 22 SEP 20:30 NFT3 18:10 NFT1* 20:40 NFT2 SAT 23 SEP MON 25 SEP 20:40 NFT3 20:40 NFT2 SUN 3 SEP MON 4 SEP 15:15 NFT2 18:25 NFT2 SAT 23 SEP TUE 26 SEP FRI 29 SEP 15:00 NFT2 20:45 NFT3 18:30 NFT2 McCabe & Mrs. Miller + intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large* USA 1971. Dir Robert Altman. With Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, Shelley Duvall. 121min. Digital. 15 Altman’s wonderful western proffers a memorably unglamorous version of the pioneering west; here, the gambler McCabe (Beatty) joins with Cockney madame Miller (Christie) in setting up a superior brothel in a dismal mining community. Trouble is, he has ruthless business rivals... Rain, mud and especially snow become key elements in this far-from-mythic take on American history and heroism. South UK-Australia 1919. Dir Frank Hurley. 88min. With live piano accompaniment Australian filmmaker Frank Hurley’s record of Shackleton’s 1914-17 Antarctic expedition is also a document of life – human and otherwise – striving to survive in the most adverse climatic conditions imaginable. More than a mere chronicle of an epic undertaking, the film is visually magnificent, its images of the vast frozen wilderness composed with a meticulous attention to framing and light. Portrait of Jennie USA 1948. Dir William Dieterle. With Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish. 86min. 35mm. U In a wintry New York during the Depression, an artist (Cotten) searching for inspiration has a chance encounter with an enigmatic young girl (Jones) which leads to his beginning to paint again. Thereafter, however, she appears to age more quickly than time would allow... Joseph August’s atmospheric photography (shot, unusually, on location in New York) and a Debussy-based score add to the aura of romantic mystery. INTRO


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