Ticket holders on August 2 are invited to a pre-screening reception in the Furman Gallery.
Shot amidst the snowy expanses of the Dolomites, Sergio Corbucci’s spaghetti western is a genre outing like few others, a grim, grand, anti-capitalist allegory influenced by the deaths of Malcolm X and Che Guevara. The struggles of the ’60s are here transposed to fin-de-siècle Utah, where the underclass is being terrorized by trigger-happy bounty hunters. But the people thirst for revenge. When the hired guns make one widow too many, a possible hero emerges in the figure of Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a mute, enigmatic quick-draw who squares off against the most dangerous mercenary of the lot (played with sadistic relish by Klaus Kinski).