The Big Sky
Please note this screening was rescheduled from October 26.
Dir. Howard Hawks. 1952, 140 mins. 35mm. With Kirk Douglas. An expedition of fur trappers up the Missouri River features expansive outdoor photography, while focusing on the rivalry between two men for a Native-American woman. Film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum wrote, “Though this sublime 1952 black-and-white masterpiece by Howard Hawks is usually accorded a low place in the Hawks canon, it’s a particular favorite of mine—mysterious, beautiful, and even utopian in some of its sexual and cultural aspects.”
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