Red River

SATURDAY, August 13 11:30AM,
MONDAY, August 15 7PM.

Howard Hawks’ seminal Western established Montgomery Clift as a movie star and movie star John Wayne as an actual actor. Wayne plays an aging rancher determined to drive his cattle hundreds of miles to market at all costs. Clift plays the young protege who rebels against his dogged elder. It’s Mutiny on the Bounty on the dusty trail, or maybe Boomer vs. Gen-Z-er on horseback. Either way, Hawks handles the script and the genre with aplomb. Be on the lookout for the massively homoerotic scene where Clift and John Ireland’s cowpoke compare pistols. -LG

1948 Howard Hawks 1.33:1 B&W DCP 133 min.