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John Ford’s ‘The Searchers’

Event Information

When
  • 8 Nov 2012 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Where
  • Mitchell Theatre at Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA) 280 Pitt Street
  • Sydney 2000
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: FREE SCREENING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Contact

As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

Directed by one of America’s greatest directors and featuring John Wayne at his best, The Searchers perfectly captures the psyche of a driven man on a quest.

Two interesting facts about the film: Buddy Holly based his most famous song on John Wayne’s signature refrain and Martin Scorsese viewed the film repeatedly when making Taxi Driver.

Directed by John Ford.

Starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter and Natalie Wood

The film will be introduced and given context by Peter Rainey, an SMSA member and cinema enthusiast, who returns to an earlier passion for films as a Programme Director for a Queensland Cinema Group, now that he has retired after 40 years in the education profession.

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