Giant Film

Poster (detail), Giant (1956), Warner Bros.

Film and Television

What Is a Western? Film Series: Giant (1956)

Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

The Autry: Wells Fargo Theater

Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members
Reservations Recommended

About the Event

This ongoing series explores the wide range of movies that can be considered a Western. Each screening begins with a brief introduction from the guest curator.

The screening of Giant begins with an introduction by Ana Rosas, Associate Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies, UC Irvine. 

This three-and-a-half hour Texas epic follows a powerful ranching family, headed by Bick Benedict and Leslie Lynnton, as they move from a time of agriculture to the era of big oil. Discrimination against Mexican-American workers also features heavily in the story.

Directed by George Stevens | Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean

Run time: 201 minutes | Screened in 35mm

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