What Is a Western? Film Series: The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
The Autry: Wells Fargo Theater
- Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members
- Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended
About the Event
Selected by guest curators Robin Murray and Joseph Heumann, the January/February films consider the importance of water in the arid West. Murray and Heumann are the authors of Gunfight at the Eco-Corral: Western Cinema and the Environment and a number of other studies of ecocinema.
In The Ballad of Cable Hogue, its “little guy” protagonist, Cable Hogue (Jason Robards), stands for democratic views of progress but still exploits the natural world. As a working-class miner, Cable also uses water rights policies to build himself a small empire. Because Cable builds his business by exploiting natural resources, he also helps construct a modern world where technology takes his place. Rated R.
Directed by Sam Peckinpah | Starring Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, and David Warner
Screened in 35 mm