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Western Film Screening at Remington Museum

Pictured: The Old Stage-Coach of the Plains, 1901, oil on canvas, by Frederic Remington, and the movie poster for John Ford’s 1939 classic Western film, Stagecoach.

 

Ogdensburg, NY — The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to a free screening of John Ford’s classic Western film, Stagecoach, on Tuesday, October 23, at 7pm in the Museum’s Tiffany Room. Dr. Ginny Schwartz, retired professor of Film Studies and the First Year Program at St. Lawrence University, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening. Popcorn will be served.

Stagecoach (1939) marked the beginning of the partnership between influential director John Ford and actor John Wayne, in his breakout role as the “Ringo Kid.” The film follows a diverse group of strangers as they travel together by stagecoach through Apache territory during the Apache wars. The movie has a running time of 96 minutes.

Dr. Ginny Schwartz, retired professor of Film Studies and the First Year Program at St. Lawrence University, has a special interest in the Western film genre, which she has taught many times over the years. She will provide a brief introduction to Stagecoach before the screening, and will lead discussion immediately following the film.

“Frederic Remington and John Ford are arguably the artists most responsible for shaping our vision of the Western frontier. Ford closely studied the works of Frederic Remington and his contemporaries, and there are many Remington paintings and drawings that could be stills from Ford’s films,” says Remington Museum Education Specialist Laura Desmond.