About 3:10 to Yuma
The second film adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1953 short story of the same name, 3:10 to Yuma follows a drought-impoverished rancher and Civil War veteran (Christian Bale) who hopes to pay his debts with the reward money from delivering a notorious outlaw (Russell Crowe) to the 3:10 train that will take him to prison in Yuma, Arizona. [122 mins; western, drama; English]
A Q&A on framing the hero and antihero in 3:10 to Yuma (1957 and 2007) with Bear Brown and Zachary Spicer will follow the screening. Bear Brown is a Senior Lecturer in The Media School at IU. He’s a professional director of photography and has taught cinematography for more than three decades. Zachary Spicer is a professional filmmaker, the co-founder and CEO of Pigasus Pictures, and the Director of Film at Constellation Stage + Screen in Bloomington, IN.
"It is part of the richness of 3:10 to Yuma that this is a classical piece of storytelling with themes and characters that can be found in the very earliest Westerns." – Geoffrey Macnab, Sight & Sound
"Director James Mangold amps up the blood and thunder without sacrificing the moral complexity of Elmore Leonard's original short story." – Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
This program is generously supported by the Roberta and S. James Sherman Inspiring Conversations Fund.