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Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

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1974 / 123min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN

CAST: KEITH CARRADINE, SHELLEY DUVALL, JOHN SCHUCK, BERT REMSEN

Thieves Like Us writer Joan Tewkesbury in person for introduction and Q&A

Tewkesbury’s adaptation of Edward Anderson’s novel (also the source material for Nicholas Ray’s They Live By Night) yielded one of Altman’s most slashingly sincere films. Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall are lovers running from the law through the Depression-era South, their fateful romance played out against a backdrop of two-bit gangsterism, Coca-Cola, and (memorably) the near wall-to-wall buzz of vintage radio broadcasts.

Thieves Like Us is screening as part of the series: Joan Tewkesbury