3 Women (archival 35mm print, Kier-La Janisse in person!)

“Maybe the reason I’m doing all this is so I can get a lot done before they catch up with me.” — Robert Altman

THIS IS YOUR NEW FAVORITE FILM, featuring one of Sissy Spacek’s greatest performances, Shelley Duvall’s absolute best performance, and the most intrepid vision of Robert Altman’s prolific body of work. In an underpopulated California desert town, the naive southern waif Pinky Rose (Spacek) idolizes and befriends her fellow nurse, the would-be sophisticate and “thoroughly modern” Millie Lammoreaux (Duvall). When Millie takes Pinky in as her roommate, Pinky’s hero worship evolves into something more supremely sinister than either could have anticipated. Audacious, consciousness-expanding visuals abound, as 3 Women careens from the humorous to the chilling to the surreal — with the audience never quite knowing if the film’s “reality” will bend or shatter, all while Altman sprinkles in his trademark dry wit and devastating character studies. A priceless freakout snapshot of Carter-era Americana blanketed by an unforgettable score from avant-garde composer Gerald Busby, 3 Women remains one of Altman’s greatest achievements, and is the perfect way to open this film series. “House of Psychotic Women” author Kier-La Janisse in person!
Dir. Robert Altman, 1977, 35mm, 124 min. (Archival 35mm print courtesy of Fox Archive)

Watch the trailer for “3 Women”!