Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesday
Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays
Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater
Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.
Haunting Portrayals of Male and Male-Female Comradery
From epic masculine cattle drives to unusual business relations threatened by capitalism, from Depression-era figures of populist mythology to a back-country Madonna, the four films in this series chart the evolution of gender portrayals as America has evolved. This series is curated by Dr. Harbour Winn, English professor emeritus at Oklahoma City University (OCU), who was founder and director of the Film Institute, and director of the Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. This series continues on October 3, 10, and 17.
Red River (1948)
This epic journey of a cattle drive along the historic Chisholm Trail to Abilene, Kansas, directed by Howard Hawks, is considered one of the best Western films. Red River proves Hawks, the major challenger to John Ford’s laurels, as America’s greatest Western director. This is the film most say made John Wayne a great actor, introduced Montgomery Clift, and illustrates the psychological complexity between the two figures they portray. 133 minutes. NR. Appropriate for ages 16+.