Films | 12pm The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; 2.30pm Red River | Ticketed

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Films | 12pm The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; 2.30pm Red River | Ticketed
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Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art says
12pm | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 PG (DCP)
2.30pm | Red River 1948 PG (35MM)

Purchase tickets online at http://qagoma.qtix.com.au/goma/the_western OR check our website for full screening details at https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/cinema/programs/the-western

Our 'The Western' program at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA offers a rare opportunity to see these films presented on the big screen as they were intended, and features many 35mm prints sourced from film archives around the world and screened in one of Australia’s last 35mm film venues.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Ford's last great western is an elegiac reassessment of the legendary vision of the West (that he himself helped create) with the iconic figure of John Wayne embodying its fading ideals of independence, personal honour and a deeply individualized moral code. Using a spare, minimalist visual style, Ford's tale of civilization – represented by James Stewart's Eastern lawyer – paving over the freedom of the old west takes on the tone of a parable about the high cost of progress.

Red River
Dark and unforgiving hero, Tom Dunson (John Wayne) carries the trappings of a reformer in the great space of a cattle drive. An epic equal to The Searchers, Hawks' film binds the brief history of the cattle drive and the "cowboy" to a searing treatment of human force and fragility.
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By: Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art