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 The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

    Saturday, September 15, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

    A small farmer faces off against corrupt business interests that are trying to control a community’s water supply. This classic Western plotline is set in the fictional Hispano town of Milagro, New Mexico, with elements of magical realism.