Saturday, March 9th @ 8:00 PM
Stagecoach (1939) - 80th Anniversary ScreeningDirector John Ford's breakout western film follows 9 strangers traveling through dangerous territory. The films iconic representation of the American West stars John Wayne as the fugitive Ringo Kid, and features landscapes from California, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico; the most famous of which is Monument Valley. The mish-mashed group of individuals includes Claire Trevor as Dallas, an outcast prostitute, Thomas Mitchell as alcoholic Doc Boone, mother-to-be Lucy Mallory, played by Louise Platt, and Donald Meek a whiskey salesman Samuel Peacock.
Drama runs high in this intense western filled with action and tension. The film received nominations for Best Picture, Director, Cinematography, and Film Editing while winning Best Music Scoring, and Thomas Mitchell earned Best Supporting actor for the film. Orson Welles prepped for Citizen Kane by watching Stagecoach more than 40 times. The film is regarded as one of the most influential and important western movies of all time. Unfortunately the original film negatives have been lost, but John Wayne retained a single positive print which had never been used which he permitted in 1970 to be used to restore the film and create a new negative.
Doors: 7:00 pm
Organ Overture: 7:30pm
Showtime: 8:00 pm