Jazz on Film screening series: Mickey One

Columbia Pictures

An often-overlooked gem from director Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde), Mickey One is an unusual, stylish existential thriller starring Warren Beatty as a young Detroit nightclub comic who believes he's being hunted by the mob and flees to Chicago with a new identity. The film's experimental narrative and gorgeous black-and-white cinematography — filmed by the great cinematographer Ghislain Cloquet (Night and Fog, Mouchette) — are supported by an innovative musical score by composer Eddie Sauter and jazz saxophonist Stan Getz. Considered a seminal 1960s film and the turning point in the great director's career, Mickey One is rarely screened and not available for home viewing.

The film will be introduced by guest curator Peter Lucas.




Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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