Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Los Angeles, CA 90036
Johnny Depp is a man lost in the sublime and surreal American frontier in Jim Jarmusch's ‘acid Western.’ Landing in the town of Machine to start a new job at Dickinson Metalworks, Cleveland accountant Depp winds up with a slug in his chest and a group of bounty hunters on his tail. Led by a Native American who goes by the name Nobody (Gary Farmer), Depp embarks on a mystical journey through the woods and, perhaps, yonder to the afterlife. Along the way, a cross-dressing Iggy Pop and gun-toting Robert Mitchum (in one of his final screen roles) pop up. Scored by Neil Young in varying shades of electric guitar fuzz and splotch, “Dead Man”was hailed by The Village Voice’s J. Hoberman as "The western Andrei Tarkovsky always wanted to make....a visionary film.”
1996, 121 minutes, black and white, 35mm | Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch; with Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, John Hurt; Robert Mitchum and Iggy Pop.