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Rio Bravo


This screening will take place outdoors at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, 7000 E. Tanque Verde, at the corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Roads behind Chase Bank. Please bring your own seating.
Join us for a free outdoor screening of the classic shot-in-Tucson Western, Rio Bravo, presented under the stars at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, in conjunction with their current exhibition, “Desert Hollywood: Celebrity Landscapes in Cinema.”
The film is free, and the museum will be open that evening with a reduced admission charge of $5.00 per person.
Filmed on location at legendary Old Tucson Studios, the thrilling 1959 Western Rio Bravo stands tall as one of the all-time greats of the genre. John Wayne stars as John T. Chance, a sheriff who enlists the help of the town drunk, Dude (Dean Martin), in arresting an ill-intentioned gunslinger. But when the outlaw’s brother and his gang make clear their plans to spring him from jail, Chance and Dude look to over-the-hill Stumpy (Walter Brennan) and brash young cowboy Colorado Ryan (Ricky Nelson) to assist them in fending off the bad guys until proper reinforcements can arrive. Along for the ride is the tender but tough saloon gal Feathers, a woman with past – and her eye on Chance. Directed for maximum entertainment value by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Howard Hawks, Rio Bravo is an iconic masterpiece that has influenced generations of directors, including John Carpenter, James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino. (Dir. by Howard Hawks, 1959, USA, 141 mins., Not Rated)

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