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Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays

November 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays

Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.

Strong and Sassy Women in the West

Though Western movies have primarily been a male-dominated genre, following World War II Hollywood supported many strong female roles. Previously cast as call girls, damsels in distress, or left behind to just be “lovely,” women began to be portrayed as everything from hard-nosed saloon owners to outlaws or cattle queens. In this series, guest curator Luann Sewell Waters, a Western historian, introduces films made after World War II where women take center stage.

Forty Guns (1957) – Oct. 4 movie

A magnificent B-Western shot in a little over a week, Sam Fuller’s punchy combination of crazy vulgarities and keen psychological insight stars Barbara Stanwyck as Jessica Drummond, a Catherine the Great of the Arizona range, who reigns over her territory with the help of a whip and 40 hired guns. Drummond intrigues U.S. Marshal and former professional killer Griff Bonnell (Barry Sullivan), and she is tickled by him. The balance of power seesaws between them as the body count piles up.

See full schedule and film descriptions at nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies



November 15, 2017
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 United States
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