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Title: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: Christopher on July 27, 2017, 06:52:32 AM
Unforgiven will be back in theaters for two days next month to celebrate its 25th anniversary. I was at the theater yesterday and they previewed the new series of older movies that would be shown over the next month or so, and this was the first I'd heard about it (TCM is typically the host of these movie series). I also looked around a little online but couldn't find anything official to link here. Just check around for some theaters in your area if you're interested. I definitely plan to check this out on the big screen.

(https://www.cinemark.com/media/21623/lg_unforgiven.jpg)
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: KC on July 27, 2017, 07:12:28 AM
Fandango shows a single New York City screening, at 7:00 on August 18. It's at the Cinépolis Chelsea, 260 W. 23rd St.:

https://www.fandango.com/unforgiven:25thanniversary_203379/movietimes
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: Doug on July 27, 2017, 02:39:50 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the info. I shall definitely try to see it at least once if not both days it's playing. I've been waiting 25 years to see it again on the big screen!
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: KC on July 27, 2017, 07:16:21 PM
Note that it might be playing different days in different cities ... In New York, apparently only on August 18th, and only a single screening.
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: Doug on July 27, 2017, 10:47:28 PM
It's playing the 6th and the 9th of August here. Sunday is only a 2pm showing, while Wednesday is at 2 and 7.
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: MC on July 28, 2017, 05:32:15 AM
Aug. 2 in Atlanta ...

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Digitally restored in 4K for the film’s 25th Anniversary ...

https://www.landmarktheatres.com/atlanta/midtown-art-cinema/film-info/unforgiven
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: Christopher on July 28, 2017, 06:38:27 AM
It's playing the 6th and the 9th of August here. Sunday is only a 2pm showing, while Wednesday is at 2 and 7.
That's what it is for me too.

I checked the Fathom Events website but couldn't even find Unforgiven listed. But at any rate, I'm glad they're showing it.
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: exit00 on July 29, 2017, 01:36:27 PM
the film club I belong to (we see our movies at the local Alamo theater) is showing this as a film club screening and I got my ticket already.  Can't wait to see this yet again on the big screen.
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: AKA23 on July 30, 2017, 01:16:09 PM
I'm going August 2nd to the showing in Washington DC at the Landmark E Street cinema. I've never seen "Unforgiven" in a theater!
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 30, 2017, 04:19:57 PM
I'm going August 2nd to the showing in Washington DC at the Landmark E Street cinema. I've never seen "Unforgiven" in a theater!

8)  8)
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 30, 2017, 04:43:57 PM
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Gene Hackman initially turned down Unforgiven,' which turns 25 on Thursday

nydailynews (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/unforgiven-happened-gene-hackman-article-1.3365866)
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: exit00 on August 01, 2017, 03:53:58 PM
I'm going August 2nd to the showing in Washington DC at the Landmark E Street cinema. I've never seen "Unforgiven" in a theater!

Used to go over to E Street Cinema all the time to see indie films when I lived closer to DC. 
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: KC on August 04, 2017, 08:41:13 PM
I just found out that Film Forum in New York is showing it for a whole week, beginning today:

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DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD

25TH ANNIVERSARY

NEW 4K RESTORATION


(1992) “We’ve all got it coming.” Wyoming, 1880. Eastwood’s widowed William Munny, hog farmer and reformed killer — even of women and children — just can’t seem to keep his kids fed. But then an aspiring gunman brings a job offer from a cathouse madam in distant Big Whiskey: $1000 to waste two drunken cowboys let off easy by Sheriff Gene Hackman (Supporting Actor Oscar) after they disfigured one of her girls. Time to bring in old killing pal Morgan Freeman, even as Richard Harris’ “English Bob” goes for that reward on his own. But there are rude awakenings in store. Eastwood held on to David Webb Peoples’ script until he was old enough for the part, then made perhaps the American cinema’s darkest, most deglamorized look back at the myth of the Old West, and at the cost of violence, as well as his starkest, most tormented personal portrait. Final credit: “Dedicated to Sergio and Don” (Leone and Siegel). 4K DCP restoration. Approx. 127 min.

A WARNER BROS. RELEASE

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http://filmforum.org/film/unforgiven-film
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: KC on August 04, 2017, 08:55:14 PM
I don't want to start a new thread just for this, but another Eastwood film is to be seen on the big screen in NYC this weekend: High Plains Drifter as part of a "weekend classics" series at IFC Center in Greenwich Village:

(http://images.amcnetworks.com/ifccenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/high-plains-drifter_1280x720.jpg)

http://www.ifccenter.com/films/high-plains-drifter/

Just one screening a day on August 4-6, at 11:00 AM.

The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/movies/film-series-in-nyc-this-week.html) noted the " unusual bit of programming synchronicity" in that this is showing the same weekend as Unforgiven:

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‘HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER’ at IFC Center (Aug. 4-6) and ‘UNFORGIVEN’ at Film Forum (Aug. 4-10). In an unusual bit of programming synchronicity, IFC Center will show “High Plains Drifter” — one of Clint Eastwood’s earliest directorial efforts, in which he casts himself as an amoral stranger who agrees to defend a hapless town from outlaws — the same week that Film Forum screens a 25th-anniversary restoration of “Unforgiven,” Mr. Eastwood’s landmark revisionist western from 1992. The movie, which was named best picture at the Oscars for that year, was widely hailed as a breakthrough in Mr. Eastwood’s continuing interrogation of his macho screen persona. In “Unforgiven,” the actor plays an aging gunslinger and a reluctant mercenary who is cognizant of the fact that, for those who get killed in the West, “deserve’s got nothing to do with it.”

212-924-7771, ifccenter.com (http://ifccenter.com)
212-727-8110, filmforum.org (http://filmforum.org)

Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: topgunslinger on August 06, 2017, 07:05:26 PM
What a missed opportunity........Metallica's   "Unforgiven"  would have been perfect to play over the end credits  (with it's western sound)  Excellent movie, excellent song.
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: KC on August 06, 2017, 07:23:48 PM
I'm afraid Metallica came up with their tune some time after Eastwood's film was released. (Perhaps the title inspired the band to dip back into film history and discover John Huston's The Unforgiven, from 1965, which is the title they borrowed for their song, not "Unforgiven.")

Also, obviously Clint would never have allowed a glaring anachronism like a rock song to deface the final credits of his masterpiece. He wrote the music himself, and I can't imagine better.

No disrespect, topgunslinger, and thanks for posting.  :)
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: -satu- on August 07, 2017, 02:14:29 AM
Why don't they do these here.  :-\

Would love to see this in a theatre.
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: Christopher on August 07, 2017, 10:47:06 AM
I'm planning on going Wednesday afternoon.  O0 I didn't make it yesterday.

And according to the IMDb, the movie was released August 7, 1992, so today officially marks the 25th anniversary! 8)  (though an L.A. premiere was apparently August 3)
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: topgunslinger on August 07, 2017, 08:41:26 PM
Thanks for the info  KC , I wasn't sure when the song was released,  I still think of the movie when I hear the song.    Speaking of one of my favorite Eastwood films...High Plains Drifter, I was glad to see he chose my last name for the revengeful spirit  ( no not gunslinger....Duncan :)
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: KC on August 07, 2017, 08:55:13 PM
And according to the IMDb, the movie was released August 7, 1992, so today officially marks the 25th anniversary! 8)  (though an L.A. premiere was apparently August 3)

Yes ... the famous teaser poster:
(https://www.filmonpaper.com/site/media/2011/05/Unforgiven_onesheet_teaser_USA-1-500x745.jpg)

I saw it at Film Forum today, August 7, 2017, exactly 25 years to the day from its original release.

It has not lost an iota of its power.
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: Gant on August 07, 2017, 10:16:10 PM
Can't believe it's been 25 years !!
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: exit00 on August 08, 2017, 05:30:32 PM

I saw it at Film Forum today, August 7, 2017, exactly 25 years to the day from its original release.

It has not lost an iota of its power.

KC - the screening that I'm going to next week also has a special short with 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.  Did your screening show this as well?

fyi - that teaser poster is on the wall above my computer.  :)
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: KC on August 09, 2017, 07:19:38 AM
Nope, no extras at all at Film Forum. Drat, I'd like to see that.
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: Matt on August 09, 2017, 01:41:34 PM
I've never seen Unforgiven in the theater, and they're not bringing it here for the Anniversary. :(
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: Christopher on August 09, 2017, 06:03:33 PM
KC - the screening that I'm going to next week also has a special short with 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.  Did your screening show this as well?
I got to see that as well after the movie went off. The strange thing is I hadn't seen anything that said that there was material after the movie. Luckily I stayed to sit through all the credits.
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: KC on August 09, 2017, 10:00:37 PM
I also stayed for all the credits! I think there was only one other person in the audience who did. Too bad, they missed "For Sergio and Don."
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: KC on August 09, 2017, 10:07:52 PM
I've never seen Unforgiven in the theater, and they're not bringing it here for the Anniversary. :(
Cmon up for the screening here at the Cinépolis Chelsea on the 18th! I may have to go again ... just in case they show the special short. But I reckon you'll be in Alaska? ;)
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: Matt on August 09, 2017, 10:18:57 PM
Yes, I'm leaving on the 17th.  grrrrr.   :-\

Worst timed vacation ever.
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: KC on August 10, 2017, 12:03:18 AM
That short must be the same as the one that AKA linked to on this site a couple of months back, or a version of it:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=10102.msg235582#msg235582

http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/festival/actualites/articles/a-cinema-masterclass-by-clint-eastwood

So maybe I don't need to go to the trouble of seeing it again this month! ;)

Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: KC on August 10, 2017, 12:12:00 AM
A friend of mine sent me this link:

http://flavorwire.com/608956/the-rich-contradictions-of-clint-eastwoods-unforgiven

It's a good read, aside from the usual typos ("Scofield Kid") and misquotations.

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The Rich Contradictions of Clint Eastwood’s ‘Unforgiven’
Clint Eastwood's final Western, 25 years old this week, remains his most complex and personal work.
Film | By Jason Bailey | August 9, 2017

The picturesque prologue that opens Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven features a wide shot at sunset, of a silhouetted figure digging a grave – an image of dark beauty opening a movie that is decidedly not a pretty picture. Much was made, at the time of its release 25 years ago (this week) that Unforgiven was Eastwood’s farewell to the Western, a promise he’s so far kept, which must not have been easy. After all, this was an actor who’d made his name in oaters, making his name on TV’s Rawhide, catapulted to international stardom via Sergio Leone’s “Man with No Name” trilogy, and chasing those films with the likes of High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and Pale Rider.

All were released in an era when the traditional Western had already been “demystified,” not only by Leone but “New Hollywood” efforts like McCabe and Mrs. Miller and Little Big Man. But Unforgiven still comes on like a rude awakening, resolutely determined to show the genuine desperation and deprevation [sic] of the era.
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: Doug on August 10, 2017, 02:09:37 PM
I loved seeing it on the big screen again. It took me back 25 years and it still has all the same power.
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: Perry on August 10, 2017, 04:50:35 PM


45 years since Joe Kidd
Title: Re: Unforgiven back in theaters August 6th and 9th for 25th anniversary
Post by: FANaMillerUSNRet on September 23, 2017, 07:06:34 AM
Unforgiven will be back in theaters for two days next month to celebrate its 25th anniversary. I was at the theater yesterday and they previewed the new series of older movies that would be shown over the next month or so, and this was the first I'd heard about it (TCM is typically the host of these movie series). I also looked around a little online but couldn't find anything official to link here. Just check around for some theaters in your area if you're interested. I definitely plan to check this out on the big screen.

(https://www.cinemark.com/media/21623/lg_unforgiven.jpg)

Outstanding... one of Mr Eastwood's BEST westerns... Wishes the others like A Fist Full of Dollars, A Few Dollars More, Hang'm High, Pale Rider, and the Good the Bad and the Ugly would be back in theaters too... Some of the Best ones he did. If they come on or back in theaters for anniversary down here in AZ, hell I'd go see them... No problem on that... the favorite westerns I always liked.  Honorable mention,,, Paint your Wagon too... Great flicks.

Respectfully,
FA N.A Miller, USN Ret.
(Protected Veteran/Gentleman Writer)
(An avid Eastwood Fan)

P.S
Thanks Clint for your films, a great honor to meet you in person and thanks for the autograph... It hangs proudly on my wall.. You are one hell of an AWESOME actor/director...

N.M