Ranch Nights! Adelaide Cinematheque Opening

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Howdy partners! Saddle up and come on down to the Mercury for the opening of our 2016 Adelaide Cinematheque season, Western style! Classic as well as, ahem, transgressive westerns, prizes for the audience member judged best dressed cowboy or cowgal every night, and you can wet your whistle with a beer and a terrific Tex-Mex BBQ outside from 6pm.

There is something primal about the mythology of the American West, c1850-1890, celebrated, and even interrogated, on film. Our selection of four path-breaking westerns, all made in the fifties, the great decade for the genre, plus one almost forgotten refugee now residing in Australia all merit closer attention. Ranch Nights is dedicated to that unknown aficionado of the legendary Ranch Nights in Sydney in the 1960s, who was given to barking like a dog whenever the Western action was interrupted by a romantic interlude. Git down!

Thursday 4 Feb, 7pm
Sam Fuller
USA 1957 80 mins

Fuller's film shares with Johnny Guitar the title of 'a western like no other'. Barbara Stanwyck presides over her forty hired guns across the breadth of the CinemaScope screen. Not so much an anti-western, Forty Guns is a melodrama with western elements with a heightened focus on the themes of love and death, sex and violence.

RANCH NIGHTS continue with:
Monday 8 February, 7pm
John Ford
USA 1956 119 mins

Thursday 11 February, 7pm
MEN WITH WHIPS (aka Rangle River) (G)
Clarence Badger
Australia 1936 86 mins

Monday 15 February, 7pm
Henry King
USA 1950 84 mins

For more info visit http://mercurycinema.org.au
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By: Mercury Cinema