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WRL’s Throwback Thursday Film Series

May 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2023


The Throwback Thursday Film Series screens a variety of classic and contemporary movies for an adult audience. All films are shown in the Williamsburg Library Theatre.

This month’s theme: Out West

May 4, 2:00-3:45 pm: The Long Riders (1980)
Walter Hill directed this action-packed western about the exploits of the James-Younger gang in the 1860s-70s. The stunt casting of having four sets of actor brothers is remarkably effective. James and Stacy Keach portray Jesse and Frank James with David and Keith Carradine as Cole and Jim Younger. Ry Cooder provided the evocative soundtrack. R 1 hr 40 min

May 11, 2:00-3:40 pm: Ride the High Country (1962)
An aging ex-sheriff (Joel McCrea) and his old partner (Randolph Scott) are hired to transport a shipment of gold through dangerous territory. Along the way, they encounter a woman on the run from her beau’s criminal family and a heartbreaking betrayal. Sam Peckinpah directed this popular, well-regarded western. NR 1 hr 34 min

May 18, 2:00-4:15 pm: The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Clint Eastwood directed and stars in this outstanding western about a Civil War soldier fleeing to Texas after becoming a wanted man for avenging the murder of his family. Along the way he picks up a motley group of outcasts looking to him for protection. The film costars Sondra Locke and Chief Dan George. PG 2 hr 15 min

May 25, 2:00-4:15 pm: True Grit (1969)
John Wayne won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of ornery, hard-drinking U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn. Cogburn and a Texas Ranger (Glen Campbell) help a teenage girl (Kim Darby) track down the man who murdered her father. Henry Hathaway directed from a screenplay based on the book by Charles Portis. G 2 hr 8 min


May 18, 2023
2:00 pm


Williamsburg Library Theatre
515 Scotland St
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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