Gunky’s Basement, the Maryland Film Festival series curated and hosted by Dan Deacon + Jimmy Joe Roche, continues with a rare 35mm screening of Jim Jarmusch‘s DEAD MAN!
Starring Johnny Depp as William Blake and Gary Farmer as Nobody, and featuring a stunningly stark soundtrack by Neil Young, DEAD MAN (1995) was a dramatic departure for director Jarmusch from the deadpan indie comedies Stranger Than Paradise and Mystery Train into the realm of “psychedelic western.”
DEAD MAN’s phenomenal supporting cast includes Crispin Glover, Iggy Pop, Gabriel Byrne, Billy Bob Thornton, and, in his last significant role, Robert Mitchum. Boasting gorgeous cinematography from Robby Müller (Paris, Texas; To Live and Die in LA; Breaking the Waves; Repo Man) DEAD MAN is a landmark film of the 1990s–and probably hasn’t screened on film in Baltimore since its initial release 18 years ago!
As always with Gunky’s Basement, it’s a 35mm print for just $5 and FREE for Friends of the Festival! The film screens at 9pm at the Charles Theater on Wednesday 3/6.
Also featuring an original screenprinted poster created for the evening by Baltimore artist Justin Lucas!
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