Restoration at the Criterion Collection featuring Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch, 1995)


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$6 members, students, seniors; $8 general public

Wexner Center for the Arts, The

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 292-3535

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Restoration at the Criterion Collection featuring Dead Man

Introduced by Lee Kline, Technical Director, and Cara Shatzman and Russell Smith, Lead Restoration Artists, The Criterion Collection

(Jim Jarmusch, 1995)
4K Restoration

Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration

Winter/Spring 2018 Preview


“The fulfillment of a cherished counterculture dream, the acid western.” —Jonathan Rosenbaum on Dead Man


Get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at two of The Criterion Collection’s recent restorations—Dead Man and Tom Jones (which screens Sunday)—from the company’s own Lee Kline, Cara Shatzman, and Russell Smith. Following the presentation, enjoy the newly revitalized Dead Man, Ohio-native Jim Jarmusch’s stylish, revisionist take on the western. Featuring a cast that includes Robert Mitchum, Crispin Glover, Gary Farmer, John Hurt, and Iggy Pop, the cult film stars Johnny Depp as William Blake, a mild-mannered accountant from Cleveland who ends up falsely accused of murder after arriving in a frontier town for a nonexistent new job. The visually haunting, black-and-white period piece is made even more atmospheric by Neil Young’s eerie, improvised score. (120 mins., 4K DCP)