Join us for a free film screening of the 1950 film Broken Arrow in conjunction with the current exhibition Branding the American West: Paintings and Films 1900-1950.
Broken Arrow, starring Jimmy Stewart as Tom Jeffords, is a 1950 western drama film. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards and won one Golden Globes award for Best Film Promoting International Understanding. According to film historians, it is one of the first post-war films to be sympathetic to Native Americans.
Marian Wardle, curator of the Branding the American West exhibition, will introduce the film and its impact on branding the ideas of the West to those who saw it in 1950.Dr. Mariana Whitmer, a Visiting Scholar at the BYU Redd Center for Western Studies and a specialist on the music of Westerns, will say a few words about the film score and the composer.