Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

Saturday, August 5, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

Opening Wednesday: The Shadow Cinema of the 1970s

See below for additional information.

Admission

Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office beginning one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; free to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.

Contact

Film and Television Archive
(310) 206-8013
archive@cinema.ucla.edu

Website

https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2017/opening-wednesd...

Additional Information

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) directed by Sam Peckinpah. Nobody loses all the time—except perhaps Bennie, the misbegotten, desperate hatchet man of Sam Peckinpah’s grit- and grime-filled late-career sojourn through the lawless Mexican underworld. Nodding toward its precursor The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948), this unhurried “brutalist fable” swaps gold-rushers for headhunters as a craggy Warren Oates dodges transient bikers, wielded shovels and multi-generational ambushes on his languid, ill-fated quest for the titular, coveted cranium. Considered the last “true” Peckinpah film, Alfredo Garcia was an utter flop upon initial release that now rests atop the cult film pedestal as an unromantic, illimitable reflection of the “Me” decade.

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