One-Eyed Jacks

Film - Feature | September 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marlon Brando and Karl Malden fill the boots of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett (thinly disguised as “Rio” and “Dad Longworth”) in Brando’s Freudian epic, which reviewers dubbed one of the first antihero Westerns. Real cowboys, aging starlets, a twenty-nine-year-old Stanley Kubrick, and the stunning Central California coastline round out the cast. Barry Gifford writes in Brando Rides Alone, “That Brando never again directed a movie may or may not have been a good thing, but with One-Eyed Jacks he accomplished what more celebrated directors could seldom do: he made an unforgettable film.”

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