Saddle up for a stunning new 4K restoration of Clint Eastwood’s brilliant revisionist Western. These screenings will feature an exclusive bonus: film critic Kenneth Turan and Eastwood’s one-on-one interview at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival that delves into the history and legacy of the film.
The town of Big Whisky is full of normal people trying to lead quiet lives. Cowboys try to make a living. Sheriff 'Little Bill' Dagget (Gene Hackman) tries to build a house and keep a heavy-handed order. The town prostitutes just try to get by. Then a couple of cowboys cut up one of the gals. Dissatisfied with Bill's justice, her fellow brothel workers put a bounty on the cowboys.
The bounty attracts a young gun billing himself as 'The Schofield Kid', and aging killer William Munny (Eastwood). Munny reformed for his young wife and has been raising crops and two children in peace. But his wife is gone. Farm life is hard. And Munny is no good at it. So, he calls his old partner Ned, saddles his ornery nag, and rides off to kill one more time, blurring the lines between heroism and villainy, man and myth.
UNFORGIVEN redefined Eastwood’s career as a director, garnered near-universal critical acclaim, and netted big Oscar wins. It ranks among one the finest movies of the western genre — while also serving as a fitting eulogy to it.