THE BARGAIN
1914, 70 min, USA, Dir: Reginald Barker

One of the finest actors of early cinema, William S. Hart benefited from his association with legendary producer Thomas H. Ince in a series of outstanding early features. In his first full-length film, a portion of which was shot at the Grand Canyon, Hart’s iconic screen character as the bad man struggling with his conscience is already firmly in place. Co-starring one of Hart’s favorite leading actresses, Clara Williams. In 2010, this outstanding silent was added to the National Film Registry.


GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND
1993, Sony Repertory, 115 min, USA, Dir: Walter Hill

A modern action master, director Walter Hill also displays a reflective side and almost Rossellini-esque historical perspective in his retelling of the last days of resistance of the great Apache leader. One of the most impressive and overlooked late Westerns. With Wes Studi, Matt Damon, Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman and Scott Wilson. Music by Ry Cooder.


IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE
2016, Focus World, 104 min, Dir: Ti West

A mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog make their way toward Mexico, landing in the forgotten town of Denton. The once-popular mining town is now nearly abandoned, and controlled by a brash group of misfits led by Gilly (James Ransone), the troublemaking son of the town’s unforgiving marshal (John Travolta). As tensions rise, an inevitable act of violence starts a disastrous chain reaction that drags the town into the bloody crosshairs of revenge. With Taissa Farmiga and Karen Gillan.


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