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March 5, 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM | Chazen Auditorium
USA, 1972, 35mm, 128 min.
Directed by Mark Rydell
Cast: John Wayne, Bruce Dern, Roscoe Lee Browne
In a late career performance, Wayne plays an aging rancher who, abandoned by his usual employees, sets out on a massive cattle drive aided only by a group of young schoolboys. Dern is memorably creepy as a shaggy-haired rustler shadowing the herd. The music by John Williams, some of his very best, is alternately rousing and elegiac.
In a career spanning over six decades, John Williams has established himself as the best-known movie music composer of all time. Our Sunday afternoon series for February-May takes us from Williams’ jazzy origins in 60s comedies and capers to his iconic orchestral scores for some of the biggest blockbusters from the 70s onward, including several key pairings with Williams’ most celebrated collaborator, director Steven Spielberg. Please note: While Lucasfilm is currently not licensing the first six chapters of the Star Wars saga for theatrical viewing, a prelude to this series will be offered on Sunday, January 29 when we present a screening of the Williams-scored Star Wars: The Force Awakens as part of the Best of 3-D series in our regular venue, 4070 Vilas Hall.
Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen, a collaboration between Cinematheque and the Chazen Museum of Art, presents archival and feature films curated by Cinematheque director Jim Healy. Screenings are free and begin at 2 p.m. There will be no admittance to the Auditorium after the film has started.