SESSION: Sunday 2nd February at 7pm


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RIO BRAVO

(1959, dir. Howard Hawks, w/ John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson)

The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher's hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the last stagecoach. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 4.054.054.054.05(IMDB rating)

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The Searchers

(1956, dir. John Ford, w/ John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond)

The Searchers will start at approximately 9:47pm, and finish at approximately 11:52pm.

Ethan Edwards, returned from the Civil War to the Texas ranch of his brother, hopes to find a home with his family and to be near the woman he obviously but secretly loves. But a Comanche raid destroys these plans, and Ethan sets out, along with his 1/8 Indian nephew Martin, on a years-long journey to find the niece kidnapped by the Indians under Chief Scar. But as the quest goes on, Martin begins to realize that his uncle's hatred for the Indians is beginning to spill over onto his now-assimilated niece. Martin becomes uncertain whether Ethan plans to rescue Debbie...or kill her. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 55555(Astor rating)