Opening Night: The Homesman

Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Special Event
Running Time:122
Director:Tommy Lee Jones
Producer:Luc Besson
Peter Brant
Brian Kennedy
Screenwriter:Wesley A. Oliver
Miles Hood Swarthout
Kieran Fitzgerald
Cinematographer:Rodrigo Prieto
Editor:Roberto Silvi
Cast:Tommy Lee Jones
Hilary Swank
Meryl Streep
Hailee Steinfeld
James Spader
Print Source:Roadside Attractions
Note Writer:Leah LoSchiavo


OPENING NIGHT FILM Special guest: Hilary Swank

Dance the night away at the Opening Night Gala!

Following the opening night screening, join us at the Town Center Corte Madera for the Opening Night Gala. Guests will enjoy delicious food from Balboa Café, Big Jim’s BBQ, Caribbean Spices, Equator Coffees, Il Fornaio, Johnny Doughnuts, Judy’s Breadsticks, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pig in a Pickle, and Pizza Antica. Luscious libations from our friends at Lagunitas Brewing Company along with local wineries, are a perfect compliment to the scrumptious spread. Dance the night away with live music from The Brothers Comatose and The Crackerjack DJs. Thursday, October 2 at 9:00 – midnight at Town Center Corte Madera.

Tommy Lee Jones steers this unruly and fascinating anti-Western, a cross-country odyssey through the Nebraska Territory of the 1850s that brings classic scope and modern sensitivity to the complex history of frontier America. Two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank stars as Mary Bee Cuddy, the prim yet forthright spinster who persuades Jones’s reprobate claim jumper to help her escort three deranged women to Iowa and the hospice of a minister’s wife. Their journey honors those destroyed by the unendurable extremes of pioneer life,and the film becomes—in a perversion John Ford would have appreciated—an Eastern, as the odd couple trudges away from the West’s broken promise. Adapted from Glendon Swarthout’s acclaimed novel and featuring colorful supporting performances from John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, Meryl Streep, and James Spader, Jones’s second feature is by turns comic, ominous, and lyrical, traversing landscapes of desolate beauty, relentless danger, and lingering psychological damage at the ragged edges of civilization

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