TOMBSTONE (1993)

“Behold the pale horse. The man who sat on him was death, and hell followed with him.”

The story of the events that led up to the mythic shootout at the O.K. Corral with Val Kilmer‘s definitive portrayal of the louche Doc Holliday, and one of the most quotable scripts ever, in this unusual 90s psychological western.

After cleaning up the crime in Dodge City, Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell) moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday (Kilmer). A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably enter into a deadly confrontation with Holliday and the Earps.

In 2017 we lost two of the stars of TOMBSTONE, Bill Paxton (Morgan Earp) and Powers Boothe (‘Curly Bill’ Brocius), this screening is a tribute to their work.

“The Old West has rarely looked as opulent ” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

How The West Was Won – Richard Martin at Radical Home Cinema

Radical Home Cinema is an experimental programming and exhibition event where film lovers invite you to watch films in their homes. This event aims to break down the boundaries between public and private audiences, to present films in unexpected places and to turn the viewing experience into something completely new.

As part of Scalarama 2017, the bay window space of a tenement living room is converted for use as a cinerama, for a showing of How The West Was Won (1962).

Richard Martin is a Glasgow based artist who works with site-specificity, often creating immersive installations and interventions that disrupt both how we use spaces and objects, and how we are expected to behave in relation to them. You can visit his website here: http://www.richardgeographic.com/

Film:

How The West Was Won: A landmark MGM epic western, it was made using the three camera Cinerama process for projection onto a curved screen. Billed as a ‘star-fest’, the film is a coming together of celebrity, technological gimmickry and myth making.

The film will be running throughout the day from midday, if you want to see the cinerama in action, with a full free-but-ticketed screening at 4pm.

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