Post-film conversation with director Jerry Schatzberg, moderated by Michael Zilkha, cochair of the MFAH film committee

“Jerry Schatzberg’s endearing and picaresque road movie Scarecrow stars Gene Hackman and Al Pacino as a pair of down-and-out wanderers hitchhiking across the country and harboring a vaguely formed plan to open a car wash in Pittsburgh. Returning once again to wounded, marginalized characters floating on the ragged edge of American society, Schatzberg creates an indelible portrait of the rambling lives of vagrant dreamers. Working with famed cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, Schatzberg transforms the tumbleweed world of back roads, roadside bars, and diners into a strikingly American landscape and poetic backdrop for his tale of male friendship.” —Harvard Film Archive

• Read a blog post about the film

• See an appreciation in “BFI Film Forever”

• The director talks to “Dazed”

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Jerry Schatzberg
Running Time
112 minutes
Digital, Color