A widow (Conchata Ferrell) travels to Wyoming to become housekeeper for a crusty bachelor rancher (Rip Torn). Hers is a life of isolation and backbreaking labor, but somehow love blossoms with her taciturn employer. Based on the well-known frontier letters of Elinore Randall Stewart. (96 minutes; PG)
To complement the Big Read effort and shed more light on the theme of women in the Old West, the Library throughout October is offering Women of the West, a free film series in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.
Westward the Women (1951; Not Rated)
October 5, 2013
The Ballad of Little Jo (1993; R)
October 12, 2013
Cat Ballou (1965; Not Rated)
October 19, 2013
Heartland (1979; PG)
October 26, 2013