John Ford during movie filming, pipe in hand.

CCA IV: The Westerns of John Ford

March 1 - March 5, 2020

Searle Center

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Asked who were the greatest American film directors, Orson Welles answered: “John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford.” The recipient of a record four Academy Awards for Best Director, Ford’s career extended from the earliest days of Hollywood through the 1960s. This fourth CCA of the 2019-2020 academic year will focus on Ford’s westerns, and consider what they reveal about our country and ourselves.

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