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"Lone Star"

7 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2024

Page Hall, UAlbany Downtown Campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany NY 12203
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Free parking. Free and open to the public.

(United States, 1996, 135 minutes, color, Rated R)

Directed by John Sayles.

Starring Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey and Elizabeth Peña

Chris Cooper stars as the sheriff of a Texas frontier town in this myth-busting contemporary Western about buried secrets and racial strife among Latino, Anglo, Native American and African American communities.


Filmmaker John Sayles — who was born and raised in Schenectady — directs his own script, which earned a “Best Screenplay” Oscar nomination.

In her New York Times review, Janet Maslin wrote, "This long, spare, contemplatively paced film, scored with a wide range of musical styles and given a sun-baked clarity by Stuart Dryburgh's cinematography, is loaded with brief, meaningful encounters... And it features a great deal of fine, thoughtful acting, which can always be counted on in a film by Mr. Sayles"

Shown in association with Chris Cooper’s visit to UAlbany on Monday, Sept. 16th, together with his wife Marianne Leone, with her new book Five Dog Epiphany, as part of the Creative Life series, in conversation with Joe Donahue of WAMC.

Lone Star movie poster
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