Kirk Ellis: The West, the Movies, and Society
- Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:00pm
- Museum of the Rockies - view map
Join the Center for Western Lands and Peoples and the School of Film & Photography for a free lecture by Kirk Ellis, President of Western Writers of American and the award-winning writer/co-executive producer of the HBO miniseries "John Adams."
For over 100 years, the Western has held a particular fascination for American moviemakers and moviegoers. Many have argued that the Western, especially at the peak of its popularity in the 1950s, reflected the hopes and fears of mainstream American society. But is that really the case? In this engaging and entertaining presentation, filmmaker and critic Kirk Ellis will survey the Western's history and ask the question, can Westerns really be subversive?
The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 4th at 7PM in the Hager Auditorium at the Museum of the Rockies.
- Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies