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August 24, 2018 – August 26, 2018

Legendary cinematographer Robby Müller (April 4, 1940 – July 3, 2018) shot some of the most indelible films of the 1970s through early 2000s, including longstanding collaborations with directors Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch and lensing some of the most beautiful films by directors like William Friedkin, Alex Cox, and Lars Von Trier. Widely known for capturing beautiful, quiet scenes with intense color and flowing camera moves, Müller was informally nicknamed “the master of light,” which, when watching any of the films he shot, one immediately understands why. Here, we present three of his finest efforts, films which showcase the range of his photographic talents.

Mystery Train

Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Jarmusch fashions a triptych of stories centered around Memphis’s Arcade Hotel while tapping into the intensely American mythology of Elvis

The American Friend

Directed by Wim Wenders

Jonathan Zimmermann (Bruno Ganz) believes that he will soon die of leukemia. An unscrupulous American named Tom Ripley (Dennis Hopper)

To Live and Die in L.A.

Directed by William Friedkin

Friedkin’s sun-drenched neo-noir, shot by legendary cinematographer Robby Müller, is one of the great crime dramas of the 1980s. Richard



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