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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 truck fare, and free beer! The Museum remains open late (9:00pm) every Tuesday, so make sure to check out the galleries before and after the movie.
Image: Billy Schenck, Balance of Power State II

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:30pm
Johnny Guitar (1954/NR/110 min.)


Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30pm
Cat Ballou 
(1965/NR/96 min.)


Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:30pm
Meek’s Cutoff
(2011/PG/104 min.)


Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30pm
The Homesman 
(2014/R/122 min.)


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  • Women of the West
    Film Series: Meek’s Cutoff -
    Tuesday, July 18th, 6:30pm Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Museum

    Meek’s Cutoff (2011, PG, 104 min.) Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions on the high plain desert. Free Admission

  • Women of the West Film Series: The Homesman - Tuesday, August 15th, 6:30pm Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Museum

    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. Free Admission