- Directed by: Robert Altman
- Cast: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek
- Country: USA
- Year: 1977
- Duration: 124min
- Certificate: PG
- Type: Film
Strange dreams don’t just exist within the films this weekend – the idea for 3 Women famously came to Robert Altman in a dream when his wife lay seriously ill in hospital. Upon waking up, Altman had a specific memory of directing Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall in a film about identity theft, set against a backdrop of the California desert.
In the film, Spacek and Duvall star as housemates Pinky and Millie, who live and work together in a deserted dusty California resort town. Pinky idolises Millie but her behaviour turns sinister when she begins to mimic Millie’s mannerisms and behaviour, and starts demanding to be called Mildred.
Film writer Andrew Key will introduce this screening.
Part of Film Feels Curious: Double Take, a weird weekend of films about dreams and doubles - Friday 22 - Sunday 24 July 2022.
Tickets for Double Take are 4-for-3 (only available at the box office).
This screening is part of Film Feels Curious, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk