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The Briscoe Launches Its Summer Film Series with Kirk Douglas Cowboy Epic Lonely Are the Brave


  • Courtesy of Briscoe Wester Art Museum
This weekend, the Briscoe Western Art Museum launches its Summer Film Series in conjunction with its latest exhibition, "Into A New West: Contemporary Art from the Booth Museum." Showcasing art on loan from Castroville, GA's Booth Museum, "Into A New West" collects modern Western art produced from the 1960s to the present day, "[examining] an ongoing artistic evolution as artists continue to echo the changes in the values of American life in the West."

Curated by Montana State University's Dr. Andrew Patrick Nelson, the Summer
  • Courtesy of Briscoe Western Art Museum / Universal-International Films
 Film Series features four movies that focus "the changes in the values of American life in the West," from Thelma & Louise's ill-fated road trip to Junior Bonner's triumphant rodeo return. Nelson will introduce each film with a brief lecture discussing its context and themes, and admission includes free popcorn and beer for attendees.

This Sunday's screening features Lonely Are the Brave, starring Kirk Douglas as stubbornly old-fashioned cowboy John W. "Jack" Burns. Spurred by a friend's unjust incarceration, Burns takes it upon himself to stage a prison break.  With a screenplay by "Hollywood Ten" member Dalton Trumbo, the film's story of a man who acts in the name of his values, the law be damned, takes on weight beyond that of a typical dimestore cowboy tale.

Free with museum admission ($5-$10), 1pm Sun May 26, Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., (210) 299-4499,
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