El Dorado and The Big Sky

El Dorado and The Big Sky

El Dorado

Dir. Howard Hawks. 1966, 126 mins. 35mm. With John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Cann, Charlene Holt. Hawks’s elegiac and comical follow-up to Rio Bravo pushes both the humor and the violence of the first film to extremes. Cole Thornton (Wayne), a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara, (Mitchum), to help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water. Caan provides comic relief as Mississippi, an inept gunman armed with a diabolical shotgun.

 Event Timings: 4:30pm

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The Big Sky

Dir. Howard Hawks. 1952, 140 mins. 35mm. With Kirk Douglas. An expedition of fur trappers up the Missouri River features expansive outdoor photography, while focusing on the rivalry between two men for a Native-American woman. Film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum wrote, “Though this sublime 1952 black-and-white masterpiece by Howard Hawks is usually accorded a low place in the Hawks canon, it’s a particular favorite of mine—mysterious, beautiful, and even utopian in some of its sexual and cultural aspects.”

 Event Timings: 7:30pm

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El Dorado and The Big Sky
Event Category: Film / Cinema
When: October 26, 2013
Where: Museum of the Moving Image
More Info: http://www.movingimage.us
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