Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
SHOOT THE SUN DOWN
Dir: David Leeds
Christopher Walken, Margot Kidder, Geoffrey Lewis and A Martinez star in this stylish counterculture Western from writer-producer-director David Leeds. Walken plays a Confederate war veteran who is now a bounty hunter, Kidder is an indentured servant trying to escape to freedom, and Lewis is a brutal mercenary; when their paths cross, the result is a powerful examination of violence in the American West.
Dir: Jonathan Demme
Shy hardware store clerk Christopher Walken becomes a different person when performing in local theater; new arrival Susan Sarandon is cast opposite him in “A Streetcar Named Desire” without realizing that his Stanley Kowalski is just an act. This production for TV’s “American Playhouse” series was adapted from a Kurt Vonnegut short story and features music by John Cale.
Dir: Michael Cimino
After his Academy Award-winning triumph with THE DEER HUNTER, Director Michael Cimino broadened and deepened his epic vision of America even further with this elegiac Western. Kris Kristofferson is a sheriff caught in the middle of mounting tensions between affluent landowners and newly arrived homesteaders in 1890s Wyoming; complicating matters is a burgeoning love triangle among Kristofferson, his paramour Ella (Isabelle Huppert) and hired gun Christopher Walken. In Cimino's hands the personal, political, and historical intersect to powerful effect, with a majesty more apparent than ever in this stunning new restoration personally supervised by the director.