Altmannerisms: "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean"

Robert Altman on the set of McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Event Information

Date & Time
June 8, 2013 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
Series
Altmannerisms: Conversations Celebrating the Opening of the Robert Altman Archive
Event Type
Film

View Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, directed by Robert Altman. Q&A after the film with Pierre Mignot, Cinematographer; Mrs. Kathryn Altman; and Matthew Seig, producer.

This Cinetopia film screening takes place at the Michigan Theater. Purchase tickets onsite or online.

Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean: It’s 1975, and the James Dean fan club in the small town of McCarthy, TX, is planning a member reunion. An odd assortment of women arrive at the meeting in the local five-and-dime, and director Robert Altman flashes back, showing them as young James Dean fans, and then jumps forward to present day to reveal the ravages of time and lost innocence. Among the attendees are Mona (Sandy Dennis), a disturbed woman who claims her son is James Dean’s child; Sissy (Cher), a wisecracking waitress; Joanne (Karen Black), who holds a shocking secret; Stella Mae (Kathy Bates), the wife of a rich petroleum executive; Edna Louise (Marta Heflin), a shy, withdrawn woman with numerous children; Juanita (Sudie Bond), the manager of the five-and-dime store; and Joe Qualley (Mark Patton), a young man who likes to dress up in women’s clothing. 1982. 109 min.

This screening is one part of a series of Altmannerisms: Conversations Celebrating the Opening of the Robert Altman Archive. We invite you to take part in any or all of the events.

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Host Contact
Philip Hallman phallman@umich.edu
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