Film and Television / Lectures and Workshops

What Is a Western? Film Series: Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park

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

About the Event

Screened in 35mm! In this classic neo-Western, cowboy Jack Burns (played by Kirk Douglas) becomes a noble outlaw in the borderlands of New Mexico, a beautiful but harsh landscape portrayed in the cinematic Western tradition. Based on a novel by Edward Abbey, the story asks what it takes to maintain the independent spirit of the cowboy into the mid-20th century. 

Introduced by Josh Garrett-Davis, Gamble Associate Curator of Western History and Popular Culture.

Directed by David Miller | Starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, and Walter Matthau
Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo

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.