KICK-OFF RECEPTION
Nov
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

KICK-OFF RECEPTION

This year's Go West Film Festival is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for the official festival kick-off reception at The Kress Cinema & Lounge. There will be complimentary appetizers in the lounge before the film.

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Shane (1953)
Nov
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shane (1953)

Dir. George Stevens, starring Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur. After joining homesteaders in the shadow of the Grand Tetons, Shane is drawn into a violent battle with a ruthless cattle baron. Marian (alas, married to Shane’s boss) and her admiring son add purpose to his principles. 

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The Misfits (1961)
Nov
6
12:00pm12:00pm

The Misfits (1961)

Dir. John Huston, starring Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe.  In the 1960s the romance of the free-range cowboy can be cut short by a quickie divorce in Reno. Arthur Miller’s screenplay marks the passing of the Old West and the curtain call of two Hollywood greats.

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Old West Game Night
Nov
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Old West Game Night

Buy in to play Poker, Blackjack & various Western board games to raise funds for next year's festival. Donate $10, $20 or $50 to get your chips, play a while, then redeem your winnings for special prizes! The entirety of your cash contribution will go toward screening permissions for next year's line-up.

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Desperado (1995)
Nov
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Desperado (1995)

Dir. Robert Rodriguez, starring Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. The follow-up to Rodriguez’s 1992 cult film is likewise about a Mexican musician and mistaken identity.  While the wounded mariachi can no longer fret a guitar, he has become quite handy with a gun.

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Cat Ballou (1965)
Nov
7
12:00pm12:00pm

Cat Ballou (1965)

Dir. Elliot Silverstein, starring Lee Marvin and Jane Fonda. The West both loves and loathes development. Can a bumbling gunslinger (Marvin) protect a town from a bully who threatens their way of life (also Marvin)? Fonda’s first major role was filmed near Cañon City, Colorado.

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Westworld (1973 & 2017)
Nov
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Westworld (1973 & 2017)

Visit the original Westworld, directed by Michael Crichton, with Yul Brynner and Richard Benjamin, then recharge your batteries during intermission before Episode 1 of the 21st-century adaptation for television, directed by Jonathan Nolan, with Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright.

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The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Nov
8
12:00pm12:00pm

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

Dir. William Wellman, starring Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews. Mob justice for three hapless cattle herders in Nevada in 1885 holds lessons for subsequent generations.  The actions of demagogues, combined with the inaction of clear-headed thinkers, yield a deadly outcome.

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Death Rides a Horse (1967)
Nov
9
12:00pm12:00pm

Death Rides a Horse (1967)

Dir. Guilio Petroni, starring Lee Van Cleef and John Philip Law. Enjoy a plate of pasta and consider this saucy tale of two riders looking for revenge. Their unlikely alliance teeters between betrayal and loyalty -- a spaghetti Western reflecting 1960s generational differences.

* Complimentary spaghetti luncheon included!

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The Great Divide (2015)
Nov
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Great Divide (2015)

  • Lindou Auditorium, UNC Michener Library (map)
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Water has been at the heart of Western survival, from the Pueblo peoples to contemporary Colorado water law.  Havey Productions and Colorado Humanities bring us a documentary that helps cross “the great divide” between conflict and cooperation in our approach to water use. A panel discussion follows.

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Nebraska (2013)
Nov
10
12:00pm12:00pm

Nebraska (2013)

Dir. Alexander Payne, starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte. A comically unpredictable road trip from Montana to Nebraska starts as a quest to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize. It turns out to be a journey into a father’s past and a son’s fraught relationship with his dad. 

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Tampopo (1985)
Nov
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tampopo (1985)

Dir. Juzo Itami, starring Tsutomu Yamazaki and Nobuko Miyamoto. Soups and smiles are the main ingredients of this subtitled Japanese “noodle Western.” Like Gary Cooper at high noon, a trucker rides into town and helps a café owner conquer the range. (The gas range.) 

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Rango (2011)
Nov
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Rango (2011)

Dir. Gore Verbinksi, with the voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Harry Dean Stanton. Our Saturday family matinee features a cartoon chameleon intent on finding water for a thirsty Old West town called Dirt. In the process, Rango cleans up his own act as well.

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