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Illustration of Steiger and Coburn on motorcycles
"Duck, You Sucker" (1971)

This Coming Thursday and Friday at the Packard Campus Theater (July 13 and 14, 2023)

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Come on down to the Packard Campus this coming Thursday or Friday for a rootin’, tootin’ shoot ’em ups!  All part of our month of unusual Westerns, “Off the Beaten Trail.”

Image of dinosaur and images of people (cowboys).
“Valley of the Gwangi” (1969)

Thursday, July 13 @ 7:30pm

“The Valley of Gwangi” (WB-Seven Arts, 1969)

What is one thing missing from every western?  Dinosaurs! The discovery of a midget horse, thought to be 50 million years old, prompts members of a Wild West show to venture into Mexico’s Forbidden Valley in search of fame and untold wealth. But, there, they are met by prehistoric monsters, including “Gwangi,” a giant dinosaur that decimates their ranks.  Legendary stop-motion effects artist Ray Harryhausen (“Jason and the Argonauts”) did all the effects for this western that is fun for all ages! (Color, 96 minutes.)

Cluster of yellow dynamite, held in a hand, above black and white images of Steiger and Coburn
“A Fistful of Dynamite” (1971)

Friday, July 14 @ 7:30pm

“A Fistful of Dynamite” (MGM, 1971)

The Caesar of the spaghetti western, Sergio Leone (“The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”; “Once Upon a Time in the West”), writes and directs this grand masterpiece that is a must-see on the big screen!  In 1913, an Irish revolutionary explosive expert (Academy Award winner) James Coburn is riding his motorcycle in Mexico when he collides with a gun-toting family of outlaws lead by fellow Academy Award winner Rod Steiger. They join forces to rob banks and accidentally become heroes of the Mexican revolution! Filmed epically by Guiseppe Ruzzolini and with a stunning score by Ennio Morricone, this adventure film is one you do not want to miss!  (Color, 157 minutes.)

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