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The Passenger

Before Jack Nicholson began starring in roles opposite Adam Sandler, he was the face of such auteurist ‘70s films as Roman Polanski’s Chinatown and Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger, which the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has selected as the swan song of its Antonioni retrospective film series. Like last year’s tribute to Fellini, Homage to Antonioni has made Houston one of only a handful of U.S. locations in its tour. Those who missed La Notte or L’Avventura earlier in the series need not despair: The Passenger combines old-world refinement and American sensibility in quintessentially Antonioni-esque proportions. And the chance to see pre-schlub Nicholson is always worth a go.
Fri., Oct. 5, 7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 7, 7 p.m., 2007


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