Grand, Wild Westerns Just Announced For Film Club
The Western has been the major defining genre of the film industry, using the expanse of the American frontier—the border between civilization and wilderness —as the backdrop for indelible morality tales. In choosing six of the absolute best, made by big name directors both in America and abroad, we’ve also chosen films that defy the simplicity of White Hat vs. Black Hat: almost all of these movies generated controversy on their release, and their complex heroes and villains, portrayed by the finest actors of their time, have become enduring film archetypes.
Upcoming 2018 Film Club Events
7/17 High Noon (Director, Fred Zinnemann)
8/28 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Director, John Ford)
9/18 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Director, Tommy Lee Jones)
10/23 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Director, Sergio Leone)
11/13 Unforgiven (Director, Clint Eastwood)
12/18 McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Director, Robert Altman)
Hosted by Kent Stephens:
Director/playwright/performer Kent Stephens, professional theatre artist, and cinema aficionado, has staged over 200 productions in the American regional theatre and off-Broadway. Kent served as head of the B.A. program in Theatre Arts at the U. of Minnesota, and has taught acting or served as guest artist at Cornell University, Emerson College, Carleton College, and most recently the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
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