The Milagro Beanfield War
Director: Robert Redford Run Time: 117 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1988
Starring: Chick Vennera, Christopher Walken, John Heard, Melanie Griffith, Rubén Blades, Sônia Braga
This charming, magical realist fable from Robert Redford is a bit too much of a shaggy dog story to have been properly understood when it was first released, but it has since gained a cult following. The power brokers of a small New Mexico town have conspired to restrict water access for their own gain until one frustrated farmer impulsively sets off a chain reaction that brings about a reckoning for everyone. Brattle debut!