"MBC Great Directors Series": Miami Premiere of the 2012 Director’s Cut Digital Restoration Heaven’s Gate

Thursday Jan 17 (8pm) @ Miami Beach Cinematheque After the critical and commercial success of The Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino was given full artistic control over Heaven’s Gate, a film that forever changed Hollywood because it wasa financial disaster for United Artists, thanks in part to a critical movement against it for its audacity in revisionary and unconventional aesthetics. “Pre-Heaven’s Gate Hollywood” was followed by “Post-Heaven’s Gate Hollywood”, when the financial disaster resulted in the sale of United Artists to MGM, and auteur directors were no longer given “free reign” on studio projects

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