COWBOYS & COMMIES: HIGH NOON
NARRATIVE / Runtime: 85 min. / CLASSIC FILM / BOOK DISCUSSION & SCREENING
Directed by Fred Zinnemann
High Noon, one of the best-loved films of Hollywood’s golden age, is more than just an archetypal Western: it’s also a parable about the Hollywood blacklist. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Frankel tells the story of some of Hollywood’s most gifted artists—screenwriter Carl Foreman, producer Stanley Kramer, director Fred Zinnemann, and actor Gary Cooper among them—and how their creative partnership was both influenced and crushed by political repression.
7:30 PM - Discussion and book signing with Pulitzer Prize Winner Glenn Frankel, author of High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic.
8:30 PM - Screening of film, High Noon.
Book discussion: FREE and open to all Film screening: $5
Co-presented by Booksmart Tulsa, Magic City Books, Tulsa American Film Festival and Oklahoma Center for the Humanities.