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The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 1/24/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 The Western was America's bedrock mythology--and greatest movie genre--for the first 70 years of film history. But during a tumultuous period in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the "revisionist" Western took up a fiercely critical argument with the past: In the disillusioned age of the counterculture and Vietnam, you could no longer distinguish heroes from villains by the color of their hats. Movie critic Robert Horton will lead a discussion asking how movies reflect the history and culture of their times.
Funded by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Monroe Library.
Library: Monroe Library
Presenter: Robert Horton