Film and Television / Lectures and Workshops

What Is a Western? Film Series: Dead Man  (1995)

Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series

Saturday, October 9, 2021, 1:30 p.m. 

The Autry in Griffith Park

Free for Members | Included With Museum Admission
Reservations Recommended | Space Is Limited

About the Event

25 years after its release, Jim Jarmusch's acid Western remains a singular experience among the canon of Western films, most notably for its representations of Indigenous people and the meticulous recreation of their cultures. It follows accountant William Blake (Depp) on the run with enigmatic guide Nobody (Farmer), who believes Blake is the reincarnation of the visionary poet. 

Screening introduced by Adam Piron (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma), Associate Director of the Sundance Institute Indigenous Program. 

Directed by Jim Jarmusch | Starring Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, and Crispin Glover  
Rated R 

The What is a Western? Film Series explores the wide range of movies that can be considered Westerns, and the ways in which they shape our understanding of the American West. Each screening includes a guest lecturer who will introduce the film and explain its significance in the genre.