One fiercely independent man (John Wayne) rides a dangerous path from civilized society into the depths of savagery on the trail to find his abducted niece. Developed as an answer to the competition from another popular invention, television, wide-screen technology emerged in an effort to entice movie-goers back to the theater. Legendary director John Ford used the most cutting-edge high-resolution VistaVision equipment to capture the breathtaking Monument Valley backdrops in this universally acclaimed American masterpiece.

Film Club: Innovations and Innovators

Few art forms have been in so constant a state of reinvention as that of motion pictures. From their introduction as novelty arcade attractions in the 1890s to their recent transition to purely digital image sensors and theatrical projection systems, the movie industry has consistently acted as a staging area for new ideas and cutting-edge technologies that have transformed filmmaker’s capacity to reach, and exceed the limits of imagination. Over the next coming months, The Music Hall Film Club will celebrate some of the technological milestones that made movies what they are today.

Hosted by Trevor Bartlett

Running Time: 1h 59m • PG • US

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