Films and Showtimes
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- Staff Picks: Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
- The Essentials: Fish Tank (2009)
- The Essentials: Pariah (2011)
- The Essentials: Wendy and Lucy (2008)
- The Essentials: Marie Antoinette (2006)
Red River (1948)
- Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru
- Director(s): Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson
- Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Romance
- Rating: Approved
- Running Time: 133 min.
Essential Western Films
This new quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.
Essential tickets are $9 for Adults, $8 for Students/Seniors and Members get in Free!
Red River (1948) is a classic and complex western (and considered by many critics to be one of the ten best westerns ever made). It is a sweeping, epic story about a cattle drive (historically based on the opening of the Chisholm Trail in 1867) and a film of rivalry and rebellion, spanning a time period of fifteen years. Red River was Howard Hawks’ first western, a story often compared to its parallel epic on the high seas, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). [Filmsite.org]
Summary: Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.
"The staging of physical conflict is deadly, equalling anything yet seen on the screen."- Variety
"Immaculately shot by Russell Harlan, perfectly performed by a host of Hawks regulars, and shot through with dark comedy, it's probably the finest Western of the '40s."- Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"It's a sign of the movie's complexity that John Wayne, often typecast, is given a tortured, conflicted character to play."- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times