Sound Opinions at the Movies: McCabe and Mrs. Miller

Wed, Jan 18th, 2017

The latest installment in the popular Sound Opinions at the Movies series will be Robert Altman’s 1971 MCCABE & MRS. MILLER, notable for the score by singer/poet Leonard Cohen.  Sound Opinions hosts and acclaimed music critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis will introduce the film.

Sound Opinions is co-hosted by noted music writers Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and Jim DeRogatis of WBEZ and reaches more than 400,000 tastemakers each week through national radio broadcasts and a popular podcast. Chicago Public Media creates award-winning content for people curious about the issues and ideas that affect our community, our nation, and our world. Chicago Public Media is also the home of This American Life, Serial, Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me! (a co-production with NPR), The Morning Shift, and Worldview. In addition to WBEZ 91.5 FM, Chicago Public Media also operates Vocalo 91.1 FM, a next generation service that seeks to expand the reach of public media. For more information, visit


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Sound Opinions at the Movies: McCabe and Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

A FILM BY: Robert Altman
WRITTEN BY: Edmund Naughton (novel), Robert Altman (screenplay)
STARRING: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois

This unorthodox dream western by Robert Altman may be the most radically beautiful film to come out of the New American Cinema. It stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie as two newcomers to the raw Pacific Northwest mining town of Presbyterian Church, who join forces to provide the miners with a superior kind of whorehouse experience. The appearance of representatives of a powerful mining company with interests of its own, however, threatens to be the undoing of their plans. With its fascinating flawed characters, evocative cinematography by the great Vilmos Zsigmond, innovative overlapping dialogue, and haunting use of Leonard Cohen songs, MCCABE & MRS. MILLER brilliantly deglamorized and revitalized the most American of genres. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1971
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 120 mins
Format: DCP

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