RE­VENGE

Yuma Sun - - DESERT LIFE -

treat, and the breath­tak­ing cin­e­matog­ra­phy alone is worth the price of ad­mis­sion.

The film, Aus­tria’s of­fi­cial 2014 nom­i­nee for the For­eign Lan­guage Os­car, was also nom­i­nated for nine recog­ni­tions at the Ger­man Film Awards, win­ning eight of them.

Short film: “The Gun­fighter”

This month the open­ing short film is very nearly as in­ter­est­ing as the fea­ture it­self. For a minute, we think it’s go­ing to fol­low a con­ven­tional for­mat, with the stereo­typ­i­cal soli­tary

IF YOU GO

This month’s in­stall­ment of Ari­zona West­ern Col­lege Foun­da­tion’s on­go­ing film se­ries Thurs­days at the Theatre, “Dark Val­ley” will be shown Thurs­day at 7 p.m. in the His­toric Yuma The­ater, 254 S. Main St.. The screen­ing in­cludes a short film and hosted dis­cus­sion. Lan­guage is Ger­man, with English sub­ti­tles; run­time is 114 min­utes. Ad­mis­sion is $5, $2.50 for AWC stu­dents and staff.

stranger, the stan­dard West­ern-genre or­ches­tra mu­sic and even a no-non­sense voiceover nar­ra­tor.

But what if ev­ery­one in the place could hear the same dis­em­bod­ied voice we hear — with its knowl­edge of ev­ery­one’s thoughts, their pri­vate ac­tiv­i­ties and their fu­tures? What en­sues is a hi­lar­i­ous if dis­tinctly off-color in­ter­ac­tion among back­ground char­ac­ters who usu­ally have no com­plex­ity be­yond their unique faces but who sud­denly have in­ter­est­ing, ran­dom lives.

Taken to­gether, these two films rep­re­sent a sin­cere tribute to the Wild West mythol­ogy that forms the back­drop for our own lives here in the Amer­i­can bor­der­land.

THE QUIET STRANGER pho­tog­ra­phy. has found the ideal place for na­ture

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