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Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

2004 / 120min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: XAN CASSAVETES

CAST: ROBERT ALTMAN, VERA CARLISLE ANDERSON, C.L. BATTEN

Q&A with Xan Cassavetes following the 8:30pm screening on Saturday, July 14.

Renegade Los Angeles cable station Z Channel only had a 15-year lifespan, but it had a monumental impact on L.A. residents and filmmakers, including Altman and Verhoeven, on hand here to discuss the legacy of programming chief Jerry Harvey. From Harvey’s dedication to promoting little-known masterworks, introducing the notion of the director’s cut and saving the reputation of the unfairly dismissed, Cassavetes creates the great film about the love, and obsession, of cinema.