Salem, OR: THE IRON HORSE (1924)

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Salem, OR: THE IRON HORSE (1924)

Unread post by silentfilm » Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:30 pm ... ebruary_13

February 13
7:00 pm The Iron Horse (John Ford, USA, 1924)

The restored The Iron Horse was screened at the 2007 Venice Film Festival for an audience that “began cheering a full minute before it ended.” When it played in New York at Lincoln Center last November, New York Times critic Manohla Dargis wrote: “There are many ways the West was won cinematically, and one of the most exciting remains The Iron Horse. Set mostly after the Civil War and shot on location in 1924, primarily in Nevada, this romanticized account of the construction of the transcontinental railroad aims to tell the story of a fragmented nation's unification. The familiar western themes are all in evidence… But what makes this sweeping epic lift off the screen is everything else its director, John Ford, adds to the genre mix, including breathtaking vistas, interludes of quiet realism, and crowds of people on the restless move… Everyone and everything is often thrillingly in motion in The Iron Horse.” Scratches and dust have been digitally removed and the original color tinting restored. 133 minutes.

“As in Stagecoach, each scene and each character looks fresh struck at the mint of myth, while every frame asserts that this is the making of America and of the American cinema.” ––Time Out Film Guide

Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High St SE, Salem OR 97301

All films at the Historic Elsinore Theatre. Box office and doors open at 6 pm, movies begin at 7 pm. Films subject to change.

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