Urban Cowboy

Film/Video

Urban Cowboy image courtesy of Paramount Pictures Corporation

Urban Cowboy

James Bridges, 1980

The Graduate

Mike Nichols, 1967

Soundtrack Available: Music in American Film

Watch—and listen to—classic movies whose popular music soundtracks propel action, underscore emotion, heighten authenticity, and stay in our memories. Organized by Wexner Center Film Curator David Filipi, the<i>Soundtrack Available</i>series features films notable for their creative and thoughtful use of popular music as a cinematic element. Many spawned soundtrack albums whose impact equaled that of the films themselves.

Thu, Aug 6, 2009 7 PM

Travel to Texas and California in films whose brilliantly chosen soundtracks capture very particularly moments, moods, and characters.

John Travolta ditched his white polyester suit and learned to two-step for Urban Cowboy, a Texas romance set mainly in Gilley's bar, whose sudden fame led to a proliferation of mechanical bulls around the country and beyond. The hit country soundtrack included Johnny Lee's "Lookin' for Love" and Anne Murray's "Could I Have This Dance." (135 mins., 35mm)

The music of Simon & Garfunkel entered the mainstream on the release of The Graduate, which stars Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson, the movie's definitive cougar. Songs include "Mrs. Robinson" and "Sounds of Silence." (108 mins., 35mm)

The Graduate will begin at 9:25 PM.

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The Graduate trailer:
Trailer

Save with a convenient packet of 9 Soundtrack Available ticket vouchers for only $36 for members, students, and senior citizens or $54 for the general public. The vouchers can be used at any Soundtrack Available film or redeemed for multiple seats at any combination of screenings. Call (614) 292-3535 or stop by the Wex to get the ticket pack.

SOUNDTRACK-THEMED DRINKS: Check out the Soundtrack Available-themed drinks at Surly Girl Saloon (1126 North High Street, Columbus) this summer (examples include The Easyrider and The Manhattan).

REDUCED PRICED SOUNDTRACKS: Visit Used Kids Records (1980 North High Street, Columbus) to browse and buy soundtrack recordings with discounts available if you bring in a ticket stub from any Soundtrack Available movie.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view through Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)