What is a Western? Film Series

This ongoing series explores the wide range of movies that can be considered Westerns, and the ways in which they shape our understanding of the American West. Each screening includes a guest lecturer who will introduce the film and explains its significant in the genre.

  • The Tall T (1957) poster

    What is a Western? Film Series: The Tall T (1957)

    Saturday, February 16, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

    Screened in 35mm. Budd Boetticher’s taut gem, set mostly in a single desert location, features a story so clear and spare that Randolph Scott’s hero and Richard Boone’s villain are reduced to their bare essence.