Friday, October 12, 2018
East Building, SECU Auditorium
(1991) Directed by Ron Underwood. Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby. (113 min.) PG-13. 35mm print.
Moping through a midlife crisis, Manhattanite Mitch (Billy Crystal) joins his besties on a fantasy cowboy vacation. Grappling with 20th-century masculinity issues, the boys seek to impress a rugged trailboss (Jack Palance) under the picturesque cliffs of Abiquiú, New Mexico, easily recognizable from the vivid canvases of Georgia O’Keeffe.
Introduced by NCMA film curator Laura Boyes.
“City Slickers is really about how the West can never be more than a dream to contemporary urban Americans. With high comic style, it shows us what a lovely dream that is” (Entertainment Weekly).
EVENTS IN THIS SERIES: