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Women of the West Film Series: The Homesman

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Women of the West Film Series: <i> The Homesman </i>
Tuesday, August 15th, 6:30pm
Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Museum

The Homesman (2014/R/122 min.)
Driven to madness by the harsh realities of pioneer life, three women living on the outskirts of the American frontier are rescued from certain death by a woman (Hilary Swank) who recruits a loathsome drifter (Tommy Lee Jones) to help her transport them to a safe haven in Iowa.

Our fourth annual Briscoe Museum Film Series is dedicated to Women of the West. The Western film genre has long been a man’s territory where women are relegated to the sidelines and reduced to one-dimensional characters. This summer we present four films with strong female protagonists—each complex, unique, and a far cry from a damsel in distress. Mosey on over for fun, food from the Lada Ladies truck, and free beer provided by Ranger Creek!  The Museum remains open late (9:00pm) every Tuesday, so make sure to check out the galleries before and after the movie.

For more information contact:

Education Department
education@briscoemuseum.org
210.299.4499