“The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset” will be presented by Robert Horton Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. at the Woodinville Library.
The Western was America’s bedrock mythology – and greatest movie genre – for the first 70 years of film history. But, during a tumultuous period in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the “revisionist” Western took up a fiercely critical argument with the past: In the disillusioned age of the counterculture and Vietnam, you could no longer distinguish heroes from villains by the color of their hats.
Movie critic Robert Horton will lead a discussion, including clips from representative films, exploring how movies reflect the history and culture of their times.
Robert Horton has spent more than 30 years writing and talking about film. A graduate of the University of Washington, he reviews movies for The Herald in Everett and KUOW-FM in Seattle, as well as a number of national publications.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Woodinville Library. The presentation is sponsored by Humanities Washington.
The Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau brings Washington’s finest scholars, authors, musicians and storytellers to communities for engaging free and public presentations. humanities.org
Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities is available; please contact the library prior to the event if you require accommodation.
Woodinville Library is located at 17105 Avondale Road NE. For additional information, call (425) 788-0733.
Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.