Heartland is the best movie about pioneer life ever made, a blend of emotional resonance and visual poetry, the intimate yet epic story of men and women struggling to survive on the frontier of America.
Movies That Matter is returning to the Plaza Branch. Movies That Matter: The Sequel consists of 10 titles from both the silent and sound eras. There are comedies, musicals, adventures, searing drama, horror – even an animated classic.
Cat Ballou is a Western comedy with a distinctly modern slant. It takes on the rising phenomenon of feminism and the old phenomenon of prejudice against Native Americans, and turns our expectations of the genre upside down.
A horse opera with an unusual perspective, The Ballad of Little Jo combines a gritty visual realism with a contemporary feminist sensibility to tell the tale of a woman who survived on the frontier by masquerading as a man.