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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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.
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.
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.
Dir. Henry King, starring Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky and Gary Cooper. Keyboardist Hank Troy’s accompaniment spikes the silent suspense over who will win Barbara and whether the desert where she lives will benefit from a dam or wash away when it bursts.
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!
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.
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.