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Film and Television

What Is a Western? Ravenous (1999)

Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

The Autry: Wells Fargo Theater

Free for Autry Members | Non-Members $10
Reservations Required | Space Is Limited
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About the Event

Screened in 35mm!

Described by Rolling Stone magazine as ‘the greatest cannibal-Western ever made” this horror film was partially inspired by the stories of the Donner Party and Alferd Packer. The film's darkly humorous and ironic take on its gruesome subject matter have led some to label it as a black comedy or a satire.

Introduced by Autry curator Josh Garrett-Davis
Directed by Antonia Bird | Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, and David Arquette
Written by Ted Griffin

Rated R

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with an opportunity to visit the Dress Codes exhibition


What is a Western? Film Series 

Discover 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.


Ravenous (1999) - Official Trailer