SHOWTIMES AUGUST 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 & 13
In a small town dime store in West Texas, the “Disciples of James Dean” gather for their twentieth reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies’ congenial reminiscences mingle with flash backs to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning but familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments. COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN is a work of amazing dramatic power… ingenious, shocking… funny, brimming with pathos, wise and full of wonder at the sometimes sinister tricks of life.