Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

Directed by
Howard Hawks

Rio BravoWe’re so excited about the 4K reissue of John Carpenter’s ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 that we’re bringing in the classic Howard Hawks western that inspired it, screening back-to-back in an optional double bill.

When gunslinger Joe Burdette (Claude Akins) kills a man in a saloon, Sheriff John T. Chance (John Wayne) arrests him with the aid of the town drunk, Dude (Dean Martin). Before long, Burdette’s brother, Nathan (John Russell), comes around, indicating that he’s prepared to bust his brother out of jail if necessary. Chance decides to make a stand until reinforcements arrive, enlisting Dude, an old cripple named Stumpy (Walter Brennan) and baby-faced cowboy Colorado Ryan (Ricky Nelson) to help.

“To watch RIO BRAVO is to see a master craftsman at work. The film is seamless. There is not a shot that is wrong. It is uncommonly absorbing, and the 141-minute running time flows past like running water.” – Roger Ebert



Saturday 2/4Sunday 2/5
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