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Actors Ann Dvorak and Richard Barthelmess looking at each other, in old Western clothing.
February 4, 2024 - 7:00 pm
Introduction by curator Adam Piron.

Admission is free. No advance reservations. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The box office opens one hour before the event.


U.S., 1934

Chief Joe Thunder Horse (Richard Barthelmess) is the top draw in the Wild West show he tours with, and he won’t let anyone forget it. Whether it’s speeding his gaudy sports car, bedding white women or demanding higher pay, Joe unapologetically lives life fast — until word reaches him from the reservation that his father is dying. He returns home to find his community in disarray and under the rule of a corrupt white government official and a group of con men. Pushed to breaking point, he leads his tribe to revolt against their oppressors in an explosive, damning finale.

16mm, b&w, 70 min. Director: Alan Crosland. Writer: Sheridan Gibney, Ralph Block, Robert Gessner. With: Richard Barthelmess, Ann Dvorak, Henry O'Neill.


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