John Ford, 1948
Longtime Village Voice film critic and prolific cultural historian J. Hoberman returns to the Wexner Center for a brief series inspired by his recent book<em>An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War</em>. The book examines the synergy between American politics and popular culture during the first decade of the Cold War, a time marked by Joe McCarthy, a flying saucer scare, postwar prosperity, and a new role for the U.S. in foreign affairs.
Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.
The first film in Ford's "Cavalry Trilogy," Fort Apache stars Henry Fonda as a former Civil War officer who arrives at his new outpost seeking renewed glory by waging war on the Apaches.
His arrogance and inexperience in dealing with the Apaches threatens to dismantle the peace brokered by the fort's captain, played by John Wayne. Also with Shirley Temple, Ward Bond, and Victor McGlaglen. (125 mins., 16mm)
Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
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Buy tickets for both Davy Crockett and Fort Apache for only $10 for general audiences, $6 for members.
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