The Great K&A Train Robbery
Nov
12
7:00 pm19:00

The Great K&A Train Robbery

  • The Kress Cinema & Lounge

Cowboy movie star Tom Mix was a pallbearer at Wyatt Earp’s funeral in 1929. During the silent era Mix contributed dozens of edge-of- your-seat Westerns that make even the viewers a little saddle sore. In this 1926 film, Tom rides through Glenwood Canyon. 

LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT: Hank Troy on keyboard

Blazing Saddles: A Tribute to Gene Wilder
Nov
12
10:00 am10:00

Blazing Saddles: A Tribute to Gene Wilder

  • The Kress Cinema & Lounge

Following in the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin, Mel Brooks struck comedic gold in 1974 by mining the Western genre for humor. He cast Gene Wilder as a drunken deputy to a black sheriff (Black Bart, of course), played by Cleavon Little. If nothing else, the bad guys are perplexed. 

DISCUSSION LEADER: David Caldwell

COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE & PASTRIES

El Mariachi
Nov
11
6:00 pm18:00

El Mariachi

  • AIMS Community College

The West can be a dangerous place, even for a peaceful guitar player. Twenty-three-year-old Robert Rodri- guez wrote and directed this fast-paced story of mistaken identity in 1992, hearkening back to Western pulp fiction and TV for an uncompli- cated and exuberant look at the Western dilemma of romantics and rowdies sharing the same space. (Spanish language film with English subtitles) 

DISCUSSION LEADER: Greg Driskill

True Grit
Nov
11
12:00 pm12:00

True Grit

  • The Kress Cinema & Lounge

This 2010 film version of True Grit was directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and also stars Hailee Steinfield, Josh Brolin and Matt Damon. With a typically Western reliance on honor and orneriness, Bridges as Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps the bereaved girl, Hattie, find her father’s killer. He soon discovers that Hattie is far from helpless. 

DISCUSSION LEADER: Stacey Campbell

The Revenant
Nov
10
6:00 pm18:00

The Revenant

  • Lindou Auditorium, UNC Michener Library

Betrayed by his companions, mauled by a grizzly, and left exposed to winter elements and hostile Arikara Indians, fur trapper Hugh Glass embodies the skill and determination of the Western frontiersman tested by a beautiful and dangerous land- scape. Alejandro G. Iñárritu directs Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in a unique tale of survival and revenge. 

DISCUSSION LEADERS: Ron Edgerton, Stacey Campbell, UNC International Film Series Panel

The Last Picture Show
Nov
10
12:00 pm12:00

The Last Picture Show

  • Centennial Park Library

As the great Western classics fade from the screen of a small town movie house, the American West itself is losing its frontier moxie. Avarene, Texas seems windswept and tenuous in Peter Bogdonavich’s 1971 adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s novel, which features breakout roles for Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd and Cloris Leachman. 

DISCUSSION LEADER: David Caldwell

Unbranded
Nov
9
6:00 pm18:00

Unbranded

  • Lindou Auditorium, UNC Michener Library

Join us for Philip Baribeau’s 2015 documentary surrounding the remarkable journey of four contem- porary horsemen who brought 16 mustangs from Mexico to Canada. 

PANEL DISCUSSION: Bruce Rittenhouse (Bureau of Land Management), Michelle Sander (Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary), Jason E. Bruemmer, PhD (Associate Director, Equine Sciences, CSU), Kathleen Eddy (graduate student, biomedical sciences, CSU), Khris Gamer (moderator) 

McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Nov
9
12:00 pm12:00

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

  • Centennial Park Library

We want the partnership of McCabe (Warren Beatty) and Mrs. Miller (Julie Christie) to work, on the bedsheets as well as the balance sheets. But in Robert Altman’s somber sketch of a Western boomtown, filmed in 1971, their chances are as unlikely as the name of the settlement: Presbyterian Church. As with much in the West, their union was a terrific idea that never heard its hallelujahs.

DISCUSSION LEADERS: Ron & Thelma Edgerton

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Nov
8
12:00 pm12:00

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  • Centennial Park Library

Sergio Leone’s 1966 masterpiece followed two previous “spaghetti westerns.” Filming in Europe with a TV actor from Rawhide whom Holly- wood wouldn’t hire, Leone ironically re-invigorated the American Western. Eli Wallach (the Bad) and Lee Van Cleef (the Ugly) round out the cast. 

DISCUSSION LEADER: Rob Walker

COMPLIMENTARY SPAGHETTI BUFFET FROM 12-3pm

Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Nov
7
7:00 pm19:00

Treasure of the Sierra Madre

  • The Kress Cinema & Lounge

In this 1948 adventure film, two rough-and-tumble wanderers played by Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt meet up with a veteran prospector in Mexico and head into the Sierra Madre mountains to find gold. 

DISCUSSION LEADERS: Khris Gamer, Bob Kahn

Old West Game Night
Nov
7
5:00 pm17:00

Old West Game Night

  • The Kress Cinema & Lounge

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.

Smoke Signals
Nov
7
12:00 pm12:00

Smoke Signals

  • Centennial Park Library

You’ll delight at the dialogue between Victor and Thomas, two young Native Americans on a road trip across the West. It’s both a journey to their personal pasts and a search for footing in the multicultural United States. Chris Eyre directed this 1998 adaptation of a Sherman Alexie novel. 

DISCUSSION LEADER: Stacey Campbell

My Darling Clementine
Nov
6
7:00 pm19:00

My Darling Clementine

  • The Kress Cinema & Lounge

Henry Fonda as the gentleman marshal Wyatt Earp balances the gunfight at the OK Corral with his gallantry toward Clementine, the gal from the civilized East. John Ford’s 1946 morality play captures the dichotomies of the West and never grows old. 

DISCUSSION LEADERS: Victoria Boone, Stacey Campbell