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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford


With director Andrew Dominik in person

This event is sold out. Tickets may become available on a first-come, first-served basis through a standby line. Visit the Museum’s admission desk after 11:30 a.m. on December 7 to secure a position in the standby line.

Cinematographer: Roger Deakins 

Dir. Andrew Dominik. 2007, 160 mins. DCP courtesy of Warner Bros. With Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Sam Rockwell. “Rooms seemed hotter when he was in them, rain fell straighter, clocks slowed,” is how the legendary bank robber is described in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, a stunningly beautiful reinvention of the Western by Andrew Dominik. Casey Affleck is the awkward young acolyte whose life becomes dramatically intertwined with the charismatic criminal, who is played by Brad Pitt. Stunningly photographed by the great Roger Deakins (No Country For Old Men, A Beautiful Mind, Skyfall), The Assassination of Jesse James is conceived as a reflection on the past, filmed in a series of beautifully realized tableaux. The film instantly developed a cult following, yet is rarely revived on the big screen.

Tickets: $20 public / $12 Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above.