Apr. 29 - Library at Noon: Conversation: Stagecoach
John Ford made films that won more awards, but he never made any film more accomplished or critically esteemed than this spectacular Western, his first in the Sound era and the first filmed on location in his beloved Monument Valley. John Wayne stars as the Ringo Kid, and audiences ever after have labored under the misassumption that this was his screen debut, or at the very least his first starring role (it was neither). Instead, it was the first time Wayne exploded into the American imagination, and national iconography. A cross-section of frontier society – a gambler, a banker, a lawman, a gentlewoman, a drummer, a prostitute, a doctor, and a fugitive (Ringo) – make their way across hostile Territories of the Southwest as Ford redefines the meaning of “civilization.”
All programs – screenings and conversations – are free of admission charge.
Attend as many or as few programs as your schedule allows.
All are welcome, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parental Guidance is recommended for all screenings and conversations.