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JUNIOR BONNER / THE LUSTY MEN
March 1 @ 7:30 pm
“We probably don’t think about it too much, but rodeo makes for exciting cinema — not just the bucking and the masochism but the world of rodeo people. Here are three masterpieces of the genre, all by pantheon directors — plus you’ve got Robert Mitchum, Susan Hayward, Steve McQueen and Ida Lupino. What else could you ask for?” – Alexander Payne
Steve McQueen is Junior Bonner, a restless rodeo star trying to deal with his drifter-con man dad (Robert Preston) and outspoken, responsible mom (Ida Lupino), as well as girlfriend Barbara Leigh – when he’s not getting his head busted on bucking broncos. A sometimes funny, sometimes melancholy meditation on Americans who’ve forsaken the 9-to-5 strait jacket to thrive in a much more rugged lifestyle. With Ben Johnson and Joe Don Baker.