She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
 
(1949 / dir. by John Ford / 103 minutes)
 
Sunday, March 18, 7:00 pm / CERIA 365
 
Enter through the front door of CERIA, near the elevator.
 
One of the most beautiful Technicolor movies ever made (famous for the lightning storm cinematographer Winton Hoch captured in Monument Valley), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon marked the sixth collaboration between actor John Wayne and director John Ford. Together, the two men popularized a particular vision of American history as a chronicle of white settlers in the American West, although the questions Ford raises about what’s problematic in his perspective remain rigorous, complex, and surprising nearly half a century after his death. Indeed, the case could be made (and I’m happy to make it) that Ford was the medium’s most skilled and artistic practitioner: a great craftsman and a great humanist. All of Ford’s many films attest to his mastery but She Wore a Yellow Ribbon belongs among the best of them.
 
The thirteenth in a series of historically significant (and always entertaining) film classics, screened every other weekend throughout the semester.
 
Free and open to all UNM students.
 
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