Quad Cinema to screen Harry Dean Stanton retrospective

Death Watch, Wise Blood and Repo Man amomg the choices

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Wim Wenders with his Paris, Texas stars Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski
Wim Wenders with his Paris, Texas stars Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski Photo: Wim Wenders Foundation

The Quad Cinema in New York this Friday will kick off their retrospective, Also Starring Harry Dean Stanton, which has an impressive list of 21 films. Some of the highlights include Bertrand Tavernier's Death Watch; John Huston's Wise Blood; Ridley Scott's Alien; John Carpenter's Escape From New York and Christine; Alex Cox's Repo Man; Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas; Robert Altman's adaptation of Sam Shepard's Fool For Love; Howard Deutch's Pretty In Pink; Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation Of Christ; David Lynch's The Straight Story, and Twister, directed by Michael Almereyda.

Bertrand Tavernier's Death Watch stars Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Max von Sydow, and Harry Dean Stanton
Bertrand Tavernier's Death Watch stars Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Max von Sydow, and Harry Dean Stanton Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Bill Norton's Cisco Pike, starring Kris Kristofferson in the title role with Gene Hackman, Karen Black, and Harry Dean Stanton as Jesse Dupre, will open the program on the afternoon of September 22 at 5:00. Cisco Pike is also a part of the Shadow Cinema of the American '70s organized in collaboration with Charles Taylor at the Quad.

Twister will screen on Saturday, September 30 at 5:15pm with director Michael Almereyda presenting.

John Carroll Lynch's Lucky, screenplay by Drago Sumonja and Logan Sparks, starring Harry Dean Stanton with David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Beth Grant, Tom Skerritt, James Darren, and Ed Begley Jr., will premiere at the Quad Cinema on September 29 and at the London Film Festival next month.

The New York Film Festival in its Robert Mitchum centenary tribute will screen Farewell My Lovely, directed by Dick Richards with Mitchum starring opposite Charlotte Rampling, Sylvia Miles, John Ireland, and Harry Dean Stanton. The screening will take place on Saturday, October 4 at 1:30pm in the Howard Gilman Theater of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The Quad Cinema Also Starring Harry Dean Stanton runs from September 22 through October 3 with 17 of the 21 films screened on 35mm.

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