“Winchester ‘73” will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the lower level of the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Featuring commentary by Dr. Jack Rhodes, the movie is free and open to the public. Free popcorn, soft drinks and theater treats will also be provided.
“Winchester ‘73” is often credited with revitalizing audience interest in the western genre in the postwar years.
The script focuses on the drama behind a Winchester rifle, as it changes hands across the landscape of the Old West.
Directed by Anthony Mann, in the first of his collaborations with star James Stewart, this 1950 movie also features memorable performances by Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, and, in an offbeat interpretation of the real-life marshal of Dodge City, Will Geer as Wyatt Earp.
This is the first in the fall 2016 First Thursday Film Series. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the date for this month’s screening was moved to the second Thursday.