The Searchers (1956)

Saturday, February 2, 2019
5:30 P.M.
Strand theatre
345 Main St., Rockland, Maine

Ethan Edwards' niece is captured by Comanches and he sets off with his nephew, half-Indian himself, on a long and bitter search. Slowly he begins to reveal more and more about his motives and ultimate objectives to his wary young companion. “In truly great films--the ones that people need to make, the ones that start speaking through them, the ones that keep moving into territory that is more and more unfathomable and uncomfortable--nothing's ever simple or neatly resolved. You're left with a mystery. In its final moment, The Searchers suddenly becomes a ghost story. Ethan's sense of purpose has been fulfilled and…he's destined to wander forever between the winds” - Martin Scorsese.

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United States - 1956 | 119 min.
Director:
John Ford
Screenplay: Frank S. Nugent, based on the novel by Alan le may
Cast: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera miles