Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater — Picturing the West

Picturing the West Film Series
February–March 2016
in partnership with Joslyn Art Museum

All screenings held at Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey Street, Omaha, NE 68102

From the early days of film until the 1960s, the Western was the most popular film genre at the box office. How accurately did these films represent the historic West, and how did they reflect the times in which they were made? A chance to delight in the astounding works of great filmmakers like John Huston, this series features 12 films including Heaven’s Gate (Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Isabelle Huppert; 1980), The Misfits (Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift; 1961), HUD (Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal; 1963), High Noon (Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly; 1952), and Meek’s Cutoff (Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano; 2010). Picturing the West presents an opportunity to examine how movies contributed the mythologizing of the American West.

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Discount offer:
Mention WESTWARD O at the box office and receive a discounted adult admission price of $7 to any screening in the Picturing the West series (reg. price: adults $9). Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.

February 5 & 7
Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939)

February 6 & 9
My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946)

February 12 & 17
High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)

February 15 & 18
The Daughter of Dawn (Norbert Myles, 1920)

February 20 & 22
High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood, 1973)

February 21 & 23
Lonely Are the Brave (David Miller, 1962)

February 27, 29, & March 2
The Misfits (John Huston, 1961)

March 5 & 7
Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)

March 6 & 8
Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010)

March 12, 13, & 15
Heaven’s Gate (Michael Cimino, 1980)

March 19, 20, & 23
Hud (Martin Ritt, 1963)

March 26, 27, & 29
Giant (George Stevens, 1956)