I am delighted to announce the screening of our very first Western and it is definitely one of the greats - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, John Ford's elegiac tale starring Henry Fonda and John Wayne.
This is a classic film, and it's on this Thursday, 7.30pm, at the Gipsy Hill Tavern. Tickets £5 on the door.
At the opening of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, the West has already been tamed. James Stewart's US senator is back in the town of Shinbone to attend the funeral of Tom Doniphan (John Wayne). What follows is the nearest thing to a chamber Western that Ford ever made – a masterful Autumnal Western from a master of the genre, that questions the form itself and the truth of a history that is written by the winners.
See you there!
Crystal Palace Pictures