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Images (1972)
June 15, 2014 - 7:00 pm
Graeme Clifford, Donald Factor, Danford B. Greene.

Print courtesy of the Harvard Film Archive.

Images (1972)

"... an intelligently constructed and spectacularly well-photographed film." --
Roger Ebert

Directed by Robert Altman.

A quiet but volcanic study of a woman’s troubled inner life, this unlikely tale sees children’s author Cathryn (Susannah York) vacationing at an Irish cottage with her husband (Auberjonois), where delirious visions of her past loves, and suggestions of extreme violence, take hold of her consciousness. Externalizing psychological states through cinematography, mise-en-scene, sound design and performance, director Robert Altman refashions standard narration from its usual linear function to a vertiginous spiral.

Producer: Tommy Thompson. Screenwriter: Robert Altman. Cinematographer: Vilmos Zsigmond. Editor: Graeme Clifford. Cast: Rene Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais, Cathryn Harrison, Susannah York.

35mm, color, 101 min.

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive, with funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.

That Cold Day in the Park (1969)

Directed by
Robert Altman.

Robert Altman’s second theatrical feature was the first to suggest his original, iconoclastic wit. The study of a lonesome woman (a haunting Sandy Dennis) and the young man (Michael Burns) she literally brings in from the cold, the film hints at the sexlessness and soullessness of the bourgeoisie, before going on to make the same point quite directly in a shocking finale.

Factor-Altman-Mirell Films. Producer: Donald Factor, Leon Mirell. Screenwriter: Gillian Freeman. Cinematographer: Laszlo Kovacs. Editor: Danford B. Greene. Cast: Sandy Dennis, Michael Burns, Susanne Benton.

35mm, color, 112 min. 

Preceded by:

Damages (2001)

Directed by
Marianne Dolan.

This home movie from the set of director Robert Altman's Images (1972) is a deft evocation of the energies whirring around another artist's creative endeavor.

16mm, color, 9 min.