We are delighted to welcome Sir Christopher Frayling to present an illuminating and entertaining talk on Sergio Leone’s virtuoso uber-western Once Upon a Time in the West, alongside a screening of the film in the suitably operatic setting of the Town Hall. Simultaneously subverting, celebrating and reinventing every convention of the western genre, Leone creates a hymn to cinema and a parable of encroaching modernity through the wilderness of the American West. In collaboration with the Centre for World Cinemas, University of Leeds and the Leverhulme Trust.
Sir Christopher Frayling’s lecture, ‘Once Upon a Time, the Western’ will take place at 7pm for about 50 minutes. There will be a 10 minute break and the film will screen at 8pm.
BBFC Cert 12A