Filmbar Film School Is Back!
“Stagecoach” (1939) – the classic John Ford western that reinvented the genre and made John Wayne a star! Presented with support from the ASU Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture and Scottsdale's Museum of the West.
Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered what about the history and stories behind on one of the most beloved westerns of all time? Join us for “FilmBar Film School" where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide «live commentary» on the 1939 classic Stagecoach!
The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the bar! Then we will screen the film in FilmBar’s beautiful and comfortable screening room. Think of it as a “living room book club” for film fans! During the film, live commentary will be provided, giving you insights into the filmmaking process and some guidance on how to «read» a film creatively.
After the film, we can discuss what we've learned and debate if it lives up to its reputation as one of John Ford’s great films and a landmark in American cinema!
(NOTE: While no «homework» or prior knowledge of film or this movie is required, if you've never seen the picture, some people might want to watch it for the first time before coming to the event without the interruptions of live commentary to «experience» the film as it was intended. That is a personal choice, of course, and not a requirement to attend!)