I Shot Jesse James. 1949. USA. Directed by Samuel Fuller. 81 min.
With Preston Foster, Barbara Britton, Reed Hadley. Fuller’s first film as a director reveals a fully formed visual stylist and a master of multilayered narrative structure, all in the context of a low-budget Western—the true story of Bob Ford (John Ireland), the assassin of Jesse James—that quickly goes meta as Ford finds himself sentenced to play out his story again and again, on stage and in life. Restored by MoMA. 35mm.