While our campus theatrical venues remain closed, the Cinematheque is continuing our series of movies you can watch at home for free with the recently released action drama, The Marksman, starring Liam Neeson and featuring a screenplay co-written by UW Madison alum Danny Kravitz.
THE MARKSMAN (USA | 2021 | 108 min. | Directed by Robert Lorenz) Neeson stars as Jim, an aging, widowed rancher living along the Arizona-Mexico border who is faced with losing his property. Jim’s life is thrown into further turmoil when he decides to protect Miguel (Jacob Perez), a young boy who has been pursued into the U.S. by vicious and determined cartel assassins. While Jim relies on his wits and his mysterious military past to deliver Miguel to safety in Chicago, a special bond develops between the two that provides the unexpectedly touching heart at the center of this contemporary Western and road movie.
Beginning Thursday, March 18 through Sunday March 21st only, the Cinematheque is providing a limited number of opportunities to view The Marksman at home for free. To receive access to view the movie, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and simply remember to include the word MARKSMAN in the subject line. No further message is necessary.
On a new episode of our Cinematalk podcast, our special guest is Danny Kravitz who co-wrote the screenplay of The Marksman with Sun Prairie, WI resident Chris Charles. A former student of film within our Department of Communication Arts and graduate of UW Madison, Danny Kravitz spoke to us from his home in Chicago, where he teaches screenwriting at Columbia College. Listen to Cinematalk below or subscribe through Apple Podcasts.
Stay healthy and safe. We value your support for the Cinematheque and we look forward to being able to watch movies with you soon in the proper cinematic settings of 4070 Vilas Hall and the Chazen Museum of Art.