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 significance in the genre.
For more content, check out What Is a Western? Interview Series online. Building on the film series of the same name, and on our diverse collections related to the Western, this interview series traverses all the frontiers and borderlands of the imagined West in popular culture. We ask experts to share their knowledge about the many sides to Western storytelling and imagery, while augmenting each interview with recommendations of media to watch, read, hear, and enjoy at home.