Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Altman’s utterly cinematic adaptation of Ed Graczyk’s play about women friends gathering for a James Dean fan club reunion.
Dir Robert Altman
With Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black, Kathy Bates, Marta Heflin
Shot on Super-16, the first of Altman’s imaginative, impressively performed series of adaptations from the stage takes Ed Graczyk’s play about a group of women – members of a James Dean fan club – reuniting 20 years after the star’s death, and turns it into utterly compelling cinema. Disappointments, delusions and prejudices are uncovered by the arrival of a mysterious stranger.
Restored 35mm print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.