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Dead Man

Introduced by Lee Kline, Technical Director, and Cara Shatzman and Russell Smith, Lead Restoration Artists, The Criterion Collection

(Jim Jarmusch, 1995)
4K Restoration

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“The fulfillment of a cherished counterculture dream, the acid western.” —Jonathan Rosenbaum on Dead Man

Get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at two of The Criterion Collection’s recent restorations—Dead Man and Tom Jones (which screens Sunday)—from the company’s own Lee Kline, Cara Shatzman, and Russell Smith. Following the presentation, enjoy the newly revitalized Dead Man, Ohio-native Jim Jarmusch’s stylish, revisionist take on the western. Featuring a cast that includes Robert Mitchum, Crispin Glover, Gary Farmer, John Hurt, and Iggy Pop, the cult film stars Johnny Depp as William Blake, a mild-mannered accountant from Cleveland who ends up falsely accused of murder after arriving in a frontier town for a nonexistent new job. The visually haunting, black-and-white period piece is made even more atmospheric by Neil Young’s eerie, improvised score. (120 mins., 4K DCP)

Dead Man restored by The Criterion Collection.

film still of a Native-American chief speaking with a well-dressed man

Dead Man, image courtesy of the Criterion Collection.

film still of a well-dressed man pointing a gun

Dead Man, image courtesy of the Criterion Collection.

aerial shot of a dead man lying next to a dead fawn

Dead Man, image courtesy of the Criterion Collection.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Endowment for the Arts

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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Dead Man