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.
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