Winchester Film Festival: Johnny Guitar

Sun 23/10/16 7:30 pm

Probably the most unusual Western that you’re ever likely to see. Joan Crawford, as a rough, tough, gun-toting saloon owner dominates this fabulous film. As much a thinly disguised existential rant against a contemporary America in the grip of McCarthyism as it is about the wildness of the wild, Wild West, you shouldn’t miss this opportunity to see a genuine cult classic. Johnny Guitar is directed by the maverick cinematic genius Nicholas Ray, with a screenplay by blacklistee Ben Maddow and it was filmed in the glorious Trucolor process (yee-haw!).