In Hollywood, Sally Kellerman's cabaret act is legendary. The actress, best known to cinephiles for hericonic roles in two Robert Altman films, M*A*S*H and Brewster McCloud, is coming to Atlanta this weekend to sing at Jerry Farber's Side Door—and to present a screening of M*A*S*H at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
M*A*S*H is one of those films that demands to be seen (and heard) in a movie theatre if for no other reason but to further differentiate it from the scope and scale of the television program. Altman's early career was in television, so it is ironic that his first cinematic masterwork inspired a long-lived TV series whose popularity eclipsed the film.
To screen M*A*S*H on a television diminishes its cinematic strengths. At once loose, chaotic, anarchic—and meticulously constructed. Such was Altman's genius. Shot wide-screen with a long focal lens, the compositions at times feel arbitrary giving viewers a fly-on-the-wall sense of realism. His revolutionary sound design captured overlapping dialogue and filled scenes with a casual banter that gave the audience the sense they are eavesdropping.
Things that look and sound haphazard in Altman's films are not. He created opportunities for greatness. When he hit, he knocked it out of the park. When he missed, the results were less than spectacular.
In the case of M*A*S*H, Altman delivered the first in a series of masterpieces.
The post-screening discussion will be moderated by Emory's Eddy von Mueller. The post-screening discussion will be followed by a post-post-screening champange brunch and reception at Aprés Diem.
Tickets for the screening are $25; and it costs $75 with the VIP Champagne Brunch. Proceeds support Emory University's Department of Film & Media Studies.
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ATLANTA (July 2, 2012)—Join fabled Hollywood star Sally Kellerman and Emory’s Department of Film and Media Studies for a screening of Robert Altman’s 1970 classic anti-war film M*A*S*H, Sunday, July 29 at 10:15 a.m. at Atlanta’s Landmark Midtown Art Theater. Following the screening, Kellerman will talk about the making of this groundbreaking film in a discussion moderated by Emory professor Eddy von Mueller. A VIP champagne brunch follows at Apres Diem.
Oscar nominated for her legendary comic performance as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houllihan, Kellerman has also starred in Altman’s Brewster McCloud and—with Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni and Julia Roberts—Pret-a-Porter. She has also had leading roles in The Last of the Red Hot Lovers opposite Alan Arkin, Welcome to L.A. with Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel, Foxes with Jodie Foster and Back to School opposite Rodney Dangerfield. In addition to appearing in over 90 films and TV shows, including episodes of classic series from the 1960s such as “Star Trek” and “I Spy” to today’s “Law and Order: L.A.” and “Beverly Hills 90210”, Kellerman has resumed her singing career in album recordings and cabaret shows.
Event tickets can be purchased at www.xorbia.com. The screening and discussion are $25. $75 tickets include the VIP brunch and a reserved seat at the screening.
Proceeds benefit Friends of Film in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Emory University. This event is sponsored by the City of Atlanta, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, and Jim Ellis Auto Group. Additional sponsors include Apres Diem; A. Brown-Olmstead Associates, LLC; Bexley and Osofsky, P.C.; Fragile Gifts; Jerry Farber’s Side Door; Landmark Diner and Peller Salon.
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