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January and February's (The Tall T) What Is a Western? screenings include classic pictures—a major Universal production and a low-budget Columbia quickie—that provide intriguing food for thought regarding what makes a “Western.” With contrasting yet equally entertaining approaches, they challenge our standard expectations of hero, villain, story, and even landscape. Introduced by guest curator Jeremy Arnold, TCM film historian, commentator, and author of The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter.





Canyon Passage (1946)

Blazing Technicolor captures the forest green landscape of 1856 Oregon in this complex, neglected film. Dana Andrews spars with Ward Bond and Brian Donlevy, but this intensely atmospheric film is ultimately composed of many interwoven subplots including gambling, homesteading, and a romantic triangle.

Directed by Jacques Tourneur | Starring Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, and Susan Hayward | Screened in 35mm

Ticket purchase includes museum admission.

  • When: Sat Jan. 12
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way
    Los Angeles CA,US 90027

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