Director Andrew Dominik’s masterful 2007 Western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is one of the most criminally underseen films of the past decade, but a revival for the pic is now in the works to rectify this issue. As part of the Museum of Moving Image’s “See It Big!” series, The Assassination of Jesse James will be returning to the big screen once again on Saturday, December 7th, followed by a Q&A with Dominik. The pic will be shown in DCP format as instructed by Dominik, which should do well to showcase Roger Deakins’ jaw-droppingly gorgeous cinematography.
This screening is planned as the first of many, and as a massive fan of the film this makes me very, very happy. An official revival has been kicked off with campaigns on Twitter, Facebook, and a full website. Now if only we could get a proper transfer of the film on Blu-ray, since the current iteration leaves much to be desired. Criterion folks, Jesse James has your name all over it. Hit the jump to read the full press release for the screening, which includes info on how you can get tickets.