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Western Film Series: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin TX

Nov 28 2015
Western Film Series: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne star in this pensive and thoughtful Western directed by John Ford. The film’s central story, shown as a flashback, looks at the Old West with a slightly cynical eye. “The film takes place at that turning point in the West when the rule of force gave way to the rule of law, and when literacy began to gain a foothold,” said Roger Ebert in his review of the film. “It asks the question: Does a man need to carry a gun in order to disagree or state an opinion?”

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Free and open to the public, but donations are welcome.

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Doors open at 2:30pm. The film run time is 123 minutes.

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