Saddle up and get ready for a ride through the Wild West at GOMA’s new film exhibition, The Western.

Held at GOMA from 11 September until 15 November, The Western celebrates one of the most popular and enduring genres of cinema known for its images of lone cowboys, Native Americans, barren landscapes and elemental hardships.

To honour the Western genre, the exhibition will feature a range of western films from the silent era through to the present including films by popular directors, John Ford, Sergio Leone, Akira Kurosawa, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers.

It will also hold lessons and talks, exploring the genre’s history.

Throughout the exhibition audiences can enjoy classics like Red River and High Noon, popular titles The Magnificent Seven and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as well as international westerns Yojimbo and Aferim!

There will also be silent film screenings with live musical accompaniment by Brisbane-based contemporary chamber ensemble Nonsemble.

And, if you want to learn more about the history of The Western you can sit in on a talk run by Griffith University Lecturer, David Baker who will take you on a journey through the genre of the Western since 1900, examining the way it can be seen to mirror the history of cinema more broadly.

If you’re a film buff, you can’t miss this event!

The Western will be held at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 11 September until 15 November.

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