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Celebrate our Administrative Assistant and in-house trailer editor, Austin’s birthday with their pick for this month, the director’s cut of Michael Cimino’s 1980 American epic, Heaven’s Gate.
Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyoming, when a battle erupts between the area’s poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion (Christopher Walken), a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson (Isabelle Huppert). As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.
Having acquired infamy at the time due to its controversial production and critical/box office performance, Heaven’s Gate has fermented with time as a gorgeously immersive and raging portrait of American life under imperialism.
Heaven’s Gate screens starting Friday, August 18th.
Friday, Aug 18th – 2:30pm
Saturday, Aug 20th – 6pm
Sunday, Aug 21st – 7pm