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Center For The Study Of The American West To Screen Western Films In Amarillo


Next week, the Center for the Study of the American Westwill screen two classic Westerns in Amarillo, with a brief introduction to both films by Western scholar Alex Hunt.

The films are the legendary John Wayne-John Ford collaboration, The Searchers, on Wednesday, and John Huston's 1960, The Unforgiven, on Thursday. Both movies are set in West Texas.

The filmswill be shown at 7 p.m. in Amarillo College’s Concert Hall Theater, with a panel discussion to follow.

Both screenings are free and open to the public.

The Center for the Study of the American West (or “CSAW”), based at West Texas A&M, has grown rapidly in recent years, bringing scholars, novelists, and artists to the area to lecture. The center’s stated mission is “to promote the study of the American West, both as a region culturally unique and as a product of broad historical forces.”