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