Another western at the Garneau, courtesy of its Best of the West Series. This one is "The Searchers."
"After his niece is abducted in a Comanche raid, Civil War veteran Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) sets out to find her. Travelling with his one-eighth Indian nephew, Martin (Jeffrey Hunter) Ethan embarks on an odyssey that spans the West. As the search wears on, Ethan’s hatred for the Indians grows, leading Martin to wonder if they are on a mission to reclaim the girl, or kill her. John Ford’s masterpiece remains not just one of the greatest Western ever made, but also one of the greatest films ever made, currently ranking seventh in the iconic Sight & Sound poll. With its majestic scope and conflicted heroes, Ford explores both the ugly and harsh side of the American dream, as well as its beauty and redemption." (from the Metro's website)
Great! Who wants to see this? (Yes, I know this is during The Fringe.)
Meetup time is 6:45pm in the main lobby of The Garneau. I'll be holding a bouquet of artificial flowers so that you can spot me. We can head out for coffee after the film, if anyone is interested. If we do grab coffee afterwards, we can discuss the depiction and treatment of Native Americans in this film, among other things.