Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Tuesday, May 15
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2hr 02mins // directed by:Sam Peckinpah // featuring:James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan // 35mm

Introduced by Dr. Phillip Freeman of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, who will discuss nostalgia, the story of the vanishing western frontier, and the role of music and lyricism in the film. Free to Coolidge members!

It's 1881 in New Mexico, and the times they are a'changing. Pat Garrett, erstwhile travelling companion of the outlaw Billy the Kid has become a sheriff, tasked by cattle interests with ridding the territory of Billy. After Billy escapes, Pat assembles a posse and chases him through the territory, culminating in a final confrontation at Fort Sumner, but is unaware of the full scope of the cattle interests' plans for the New West.