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Briscoe Western Art Museum Summer Film Series “The Shootist”
September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmthe-film-is-free-with-museum-general-admission
Closeout the summer with John Wayne in his final film role in 1976’s “The Shootist”. Wayne, portraying a dying gunfighter, spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity. Still in the Saddle closes on Labor Day and this last film of the summer series is a great way for a fantastic exhibition to ride off into the sunset.
The Briscoe’s popular Summer Film Series features an iconic Western film with Briscoe guest curator Dr. Andrew Patrick Nelson introducing the movie and explaining how it relates to Still in the Saddle: A New History of the Hollywood Western, the Briscoe’s fantastic summer exhibition. Nelson is a historian of American cinema and culture, film programmer, museum curator and media commentator, as well as the Chair of the Department of Film and Media Arts and Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Utah, and the author and editor of numerous books and essays on Western cinema.
The film is free with museum general admission and as always, museum members enjoy the museum and movie for free. Popcorn, candy, and food truck grub are available to enjoy in the museum’s draft house-style theater and enjoy free beer courtesy of Ranger Creek Brewing.