Saturday, Sep 24 at 3:30 pm
9/24: Redstone Theater
9/25: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Mark Rydell. 1973, 117 mins. DCP. With James Caan, Marsha Mason, Kirk Calloway, Eli Wallach, Burt Young, Bruno Kirby, Dabney Coleman. In this overlooked gem from Hollywood’s 1970s heyday, Caan plays Baggs, a sailor marooned in Seattle on extended shore leave when his records are lost amid a ship transfer. After hustling each other in a pool hall, he falls for Mason’s Maggie, a brassy part-time working girl who lives with her precious young son. Seemingly by compulsion, Baggs begins to play surrogate father and overprotective partner, even as Maggie’s life and psyche start to unravel. Mason received an Academy Award nomination for her performance, but no less impressive is Caan as a man too long at sea suddenly determined to drop anchor and find some measure of permanence. Shot by the late great Vilmos Zsigmond and featuring an Oscar-nominated early score by John Williams.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.