A film by Nicholas Ray
Starring Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge
An off-kilter but intriguingly sensational western about a saloon-madam Vienna (Joan Crawford) who learns that her wealth and power can’t buy everything as a town full of jealous landowners try to overrun her property. The eponymous male (Sterling Hayden) of Ray’s western gender and genre-bender is the film’s object of desire; a trophy cowboy returned, feuded over by the two women who wear the pants in this wild west town: Joan Crawford and the sexually frustrated rancher Emma McCall (Mercedes McCambridge).
Relentlessly feminist, Johnny Guitar examines the costs of a woman’s independent action through lurid, violent exaggeration.
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- 110 mins
Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)
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