Wild Wild West movie promotional shot


What is a Western? Film Series: Wild Wild West (1999)

Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 1:30 p.m.

The Autry Theater

Free for Autry Members | Tickets Include Museum Admission
Reservations Recommended


About the Event

Screened in 35mm! 

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Wild Wild West, an iconic steampunk Western which showcases Will Smith and Kevin Kline as two U.S. Secret Service agents working together to protect U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States from a variety of dangerous threats. 

This film is a bombastic romp that highlights the fictional role of a leading African American cowboy and takes audiences on a winding trip through the American West. It also conveys how 90s cinema portrayed the contributions of Black cowboys to the West and is an important predecessor to Black Westerns of today.

Screening introduced by Tyree Boyd-Pates, Associate Curator of Western History.

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. | Starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Salma Hayek and Kenneth Branagh.

Wild Wild West - Original Theatrical Trailer

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. 

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of the American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
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