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The Cowboy

Friday 1st April, 9pm

Celebrating the icons and legends of the American West as immortalised by Hollywood. From the great stars like Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, and Steve McQueen, to the great directors like John Ford, Sergio Leone, and Sam Peckinpah, to the classic Westerns such as The Searchers, The Magnificent Seven, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid and Unforgiven. The Cowboy traces the history of the myths, the men, and the films that helped make Old West an enduring chapter of the American story. These films fueled the rise of the cowboy in every pillar of pop culture, including literature, art, music, fashion and television. This will chronicle the birth and rise cowboys on the silver screen, and the creation of America's most enduring legends. Motion pictures have been the engine that cemented the cowboy as the most recognized, beloved and celebrated of all American icons.