Detroit Film Theatre
DFT 101: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
Saturday, October 08, 2011
(Italy/USA/1968-directed by Sergio Leone)
The deep-seated myths at the heart of the American west have rarely reverberated with such stirring, operatic resonance as in Sergio Leone's fantastic vision of revenge and redemption, set in a land undergoing convulsive change. Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale and above all Henry Fonda–portraying, in a rare change of pace, one of the most evil characters in movie history–are the protagonists forging a new future from the Old West, and who, in the process, tap into the cinema's unique power to create complete worlds before our eyes. Forged by a master director's hand from our own collective dreams and memories, Once Upon a Time in the West may have been conceived in Italy but its soul is universal–its true country of origin is the land we know as The Cinema. This restoration is the full-length international version as originally approved by Leone. In English. (165 min.)
"One of the great films of all time." –Martin Scorsese
Note Special Time: Saturday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m.