Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy with special screening of 1965 film shot in Sedona
Sedona AZ (July 18, 2019) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud partner with the Sedona Heritage Museum and Sedona Historical Society to celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy with a special screening of “The Rounders” on Saturday, July 27 at 4 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Join us for an afternoon of cowpoke fun and Sedona movie history and entertainment.
Opening activities start at 3 p.m. in the theatre courtyard. At 3:30 a panel takes the stage to share background and stories about the making of the film in Sedona. Then, at 4 p.m. enjoy “The Rounders” the way it was meant to be seen: on the big screen!
“The Rounders” is a 1965 American modern Western film set In Sedona. It stars Henry Fonda and Glenn Ford as two aging cowpokes who bust broncos, charm local ladies and bet on outcomes at the rodeo. One of the best color films for Sedona scenery, this is also a fun romp featuring Sedona places and events. For this film, the town hosted a parade on Main Street, a rodeo, and a risqué visit to the local fish hatchery. Fun to watch and reviewed as some of the best color photography in film to that date. Engaging in many ways.
“The Rounders” film summary:
Ben Jones (Glenn Ford) and Marion ‘Howdy’ Lewis (Henry Fonda) are two easygoing, modern-day cowboys who make a meager living breaking wild horses. Their frequent employer is Jim Ed Love (Chill Wills), a shrewd businessman who gets the better of them when he talks them into taking a roan horse in lieu of some of their wages. Finding that the horse is un-rideable, the two cowboys come up with the bright idea of taking it to a rodeo and betting other cowhands they cannot ride it, thereby doubling their earnings. Along the way, they hook up with two strippers, (Sue Ann Langdon and Hope Holiday) for some skinny dipping fun and try to dodge some local gals looking for husbands.
This event is a fund-raiser for the Sedona Historical Society’s historic Schuerman Homestead House.
Join us for an afternoon of good ol’ Western fun and celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy.
“The Rounders” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, July 27 at 4 p.m. with special activities starting at 3 p.m. in the theatre courtyard.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information and to order tickets online, visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.