Join Sir Christopher Frayling, Sergio Leone’s biographer, for this special lecture and a showing of the film.
Thursday October 17, 2019 6:10 p.m.
Tickets on sale
September 24, 2019 11:30 a.m.
Christopher Frayling is Sergio Leone’s biographer and the author of a major new book entitled Once Upon a Time in the West: Shooting a Masterpiece. In this illustrated lecture, Frayling will share rare on-set photographs, art director Carlo Simi’s designs, and discoveries from the Italian archives. When it was released in 1969 critics were expecting another Dollars film from Leone, so the reception was lukewarm at best. Since then, however, the reputation of “Once Upon a Time in the West” has grown to the point where it’s now considered one of the greatest westerns ever made. Christopher Frayling will be signing copies of his new book after the event.
Total runtime 80min
“Once Upon a Time in the West” (C’era una volta il West) Italy-USA 1968. Dir Sergio Leone. With: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards. 165min. Digital. EST With evocative landscapes, soundscapes and photography, Sergio Leone’s sweeping western will linger in your memory – like a haunting harmonica refrain – long after the credits have rolled. Charles Bronson plays the stranger who reluctantly joins forces with a notorious bandit (Robards) in order to protect a beautiful widow (Cardinale) from a man even more ruthless than themselves
Showing Thursday October 17, 2019 7:50 p.m.
Joint ticket available with Once Upon a Time in the West £18, concs £15 (Members pay£2 less)