On the Trail of the post-Civil War Western – Introduced by Lee Broughton (Leeds University)
Saturday 24 May 1pm | Cinema Truck, Holmfirth | FREE -Very limited number of tickets – Holmfirth Tourist Information
Dir. Enzo G. Castellari (Italy 1976, 96mins 18)
Franco Nero stars as the half-breed who returns home from the Civil War on one man mission to save the town. Told almost as a Greek tragedy with flashbacks, this gritty and violent Spaghetti Western is one of the very best of the genre.
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
Dir. Philip Kaufman (US 1972, 91mins, 12)
One of the most interesting of the 70s’ New Hollywood directors, Kaufman’s Civil War is still very much alive in this myth busting and off-beat tale of the Younger brothers (led by Cliff Robertson) and James brothers (led by a psychotic Robert Duvall), and their final bank raid.
Kindly Funded by the Leverhulme Trust.