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Tribute to Sam Shepard

Friday, Aug 25 - Friday, Sep 1, 2017

Museum of the Moving Image salutes the life and career of playwright, author and actor Sam Shepard with two 70mm presentations of his Academy Award-nominated performance as sound-barrier breaker and proto-astronaut Chuck Yeager in Philip Kaufman’s singular American epic, The Right Stuff. Perfectly cast and with big screen charisma to spare, he plays the legendary test pilot as a stoic cowboy, as comfortable on horseback as he is in the cockpit, doggedly pursuing neither glory nor celebrity but quiet, elusive transcendence, pushing the envelope and chasing demons in the sky.