SESSION: Wednesday 12th December at 7:30pm


Cool Hand Luke

(1967, dir. Stuart Rosenberg, w/ Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Lou Antonio)

Luke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. The prisoners admire Luke because, as Dragline explains it, "You're an original, that's what you are!" Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks. (IMDB)

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Jeremiah Johnson

(1972, dir. Sydney Pollack, w/ Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee)

Jeremiah Johnson will start at approximately 10:02pm, and finish at approximately 11:56pm.

During the mid-nineteenth century, Jeremiah Johnson, after a stint in the US Army, decides that he would prefer a life of solitude and more importantly peace by living with nature in the mountains of the frontier of the American west. This plan entails finding a piece of land upon which to build a house. This quest ends up being not quite what he envisioned as he does require the assistance of others to find his footing, and in turn he amasses friends and acquaintances along the way, some who become more a part of his life than he would have imagined. Perhaps most importantly, some of those people provide him with the knowledge of how to co-exist with some of the many Indian tribes, most importantly the Crow, on whose land in Colorado Jeremiah ultimately decides to build his home. But an act by Jeremiah upon a request by the US Cavalry leads to a chain of events that may forever change the peaceful relationship he worked so hard to achieve with his neighbors and their land. (IMDB)

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