What is a Western? Film Series

This ongoing 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 explains its significant in the genre.

  • Screening of Man From Del Rio (1956)

    Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

    The May and June movie screenings allow a historically marginalized group to stake a claim as equals in the mythical frontier of America’s past. Introduced by guest curator Anthony Macias, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside. 

  • Screening of The Ride Back (1957)

    Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

    Starring Anthony Quinn as Roberto Kallen, an accused killer seeking refuge in Mexico after fleeing Texas, The Ride Back tells the story of a marshal bringing in a desperado for a fair trial.