The Searchers

KINONIK in association with SPACE GALLERY

~ Kinonoir ~

John Ford’s
JUNE 10, 2019, 7 PM

Director John Ford’s masterpiece, The Searchers (1956) was named the greatest American western by the American Film Institute in 2008 as well as being number 12 on AFI’s list of greatest movies. Set during the Texas-Indian wars, the film stars John Wayne as a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his abducted niece (Natalie Wood), accompanied by his adoptive nephew. One critic notes “…more than just making a social statement like other Westerns of the period were apt to do, Ford instills in The Searchers a visual poetry and a sense of melancholy that is rare in American films and rarer still to Westerns.” For Kinonik, this is a rare color film from our almost entirely black & white archive.

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland

June 10 at 7 PM. $8.