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Summer Film Series: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Summer Film Series: <i>The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance</i>
Tuesday, June 19th, 6:00pm
Jack Guenther Pavilion

2018 Summer Film Series: Warhol and the Western

In conjunction with our special exhibition, the fifth annual Briscoe Summer Film Series is inspired by Andy Warhol’s Cowboys & Indians suite, which portrays historical and mythic icons of the American West. The series was curated by Andrew Patrick Nelson, Assistant Professor of Film History and Critical Studies at Montana State University. He will introduce each film and discuss connections between it and selected prints from the Warhol exhibition. Join us for a great flick, food-truck fare, and free popcorn and beer! $5 suggested donation. Free museum admission from 4:00 to 9:00pm every Tuesday.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962/123 minutes/NR)

Legend and fact meet head-to-head in director John Ford’s last great Western. An experienced gunman (John Wayne) and a tenderfoot lawyer (James Stewart) put aside their differences to combat a notorious outlaw (Lee Marvin). From John Wayne’s many memorable Western roles, Warhol chose this one to illustrate for his Cowboys & Indians series. Lecture begins at 6:00pm followed immediately by the film.

Rock On Wheels food truck will be on-site. 

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Education Department