The Friends of the Tivoli and the Film Society KC invite you to a big-screen showing of ROBERT ALTMAN'S "Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" on July 23rd at 7PM.
Kansas City native Mark Patton, who was cast by legendary director Robert Altman in the pivotal, sole, male role in this inventive period drama, will be in attendance. Film Society KC President, Justin Gardner will join Patton offering introductory remarks and participating in the audience Q&A at both screenings.
The film concerns a group of women who reunite in their hometown of McCarthy, Texas in 1975 to hold a twenty-year reunion of their James Dean fan club. In 1955, they were an excited group of high school graduates who eagerly anticipated their hero's arrival in a nearby town to film GIANT. As the story unfolds, the friends--Mona (Sandy Dennis), Sissy (Cher), Stella Mae (Kathy Bates), Edna Louise (Marta Heflin), and Juanita (Sudie Bond) reminisce fondly about the past, but when a mysterious woman arrives (Karen Black), a series of shocking revelations threatens to ruin the reunion. The actresses imbue their characters with a tragic honesty that makes their eventual confessions all the more heartbreaking and poignant (notably, Dennis's troubled Mona).]
Altman, who directed the play both on and off Broadway before deciding to film it, employs visual dissolves, and mirrors to add a cinematic layering to the production. The result is a powerful, sobering portrait of a group of women who allowed deception to take control of their lives.
Click this link to RSVP on Facebook and find tickets, which are only $7 for Film Society KC members! Discount is only available at the door.