Are Non-American Westerns Really Westerns?

In addition to that question, we’ll try to answer other queries about this film genre that we tend to think of as strictly American. What are the characteristics that make a film a western? What characterizes good westerns? Are westerns still relevant? We’ll watch three films from China and filmed in Tibet, “Soul on a String” (2016), 129 minutes; the 1970 Russian film, “White Sun of the Desert,” 85 minutes; and the contemporary American western, “The Rider” (2017), 105 minutes. Watch these films before the class if you can – you will see much more when you watch again.


Kathy Johnson

Kathy Johnson is a retired RN who is interested in the people and places that have made an impact on our world and history. She has given presentations for Osher on a variety of topics including mystic Hildegard von Bingen, ... read more

Date: 3 Tue, Feb 20-Mar 5, 2024

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 2:15-3:30pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Kathy Johnson

Fee: $20

Program Number: SPRI:118

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