Legends & Landscapes: Film, Art and the American West

TheManWhoShotLibertyValance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Waterville Opera House, the Maine Film Center, and the Colby College Museum of Art invite you to be part of an exciting weekend of film and art to be held February 28 – March 2, 2014 in Waterville. Over the course of the weekend, the Opera House will once again be transformed into a 35mm movie house, showing four classic westerns starring silver screen legends like John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson. Films include The Missouri Breaks, The Far Country, and two masterpieces directed by Maine’s own John Ford, The Searchers and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. In between film screenings, the Colby College Museum of Art will offer guided tours of Peter and Paula Lunder’s stunning collection of paintings and sculptures depicting the American West. The weekend will also include guest speakers, such as Maine State Historian and friend of John Ford, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., as well as two receptions featuring delicious treats from Downtown Waterville restaurants. See below for a full schedule, ticket info, and more!

Friday, February 28

7:00 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House
FILM: THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (with opening remarks by Earle Shettleworth)
John Ford’s classic late Western, a much more rueful view of the west than his earlier work (“When the legend becomes fact, print the legend”) stars John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. Unrated. 123 Min.

The Far Country
The Far Country

9:00 p.m. in Opera House Lobby
POST-FILM RECEPTION

Saturday, March 1

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Colby Museum of Art
ART: TOUR OF THE AMERICAN WEST GALLERY WITH WORKS FROM THE LUNDER COLLECTION

1:00 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House
FILM: THE FAR COUNTRY
This memorable and unusual Anthony Mann beauty, shot in nonpareil Technicolor, is set in the Pacific Northwest and stars a grimly determined Jimmy Stewart. Unrated. 97 Min.

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The Missouri Breaks

7:00 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House
FILM: THE MISSOURI BREAKS
An extraordinarily offbeat ’70s western starring no less than Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson, from MIFF Midlife Achievement Award winner Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde, Little Big Man). PG. 126 Min.

Sunday, March 2

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Colby Museum of Art
ART: TOUR OF THE AMERICAN WEST GALLERY WITH WORKS FROM THE LUNDER COLLECTION

2:30 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House
FILM: THE SEARCHERS
Many consider this John Ford’s greatest film; Wayne stars as a Civil War veteran embarking on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. Unrated. 119 Min.

The Searchers
The Searchers

4:30 p.m. in Opera House Lobby
POST-FILM RECEPTION

Movie Tickets:

$10 ($5/students);$30 ($15/students) for all access pass (admits one to all 4 films); To purchase tickets, visit www.operahouse.com or call 207-873-7000.

Transportation:

A free shuttle will run between the Museum and the Opera House.

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