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Highland City Club Film Series

  • Highland city club 885 Highland Avenue Boulder, CO, 80302 United States (map)
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HOSTILES synopsis – In 1892, legendary Army Capt. Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale) reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief  (Wes Studi) and his family back to their tribal land. Embarking on a harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, N.M., to the grasslands of Montana, they soon encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike) whose family was killed on the plains. The travelers band together to survive a punishing landscape that's crawling with hostile Comanches and vicious outliers.  Along their journey, the vicious Indian hater, Blocker, and his sworn Cheyenne enemy find a bridge to reconciliation.

Curator’s statement: This film is the most perceptive, heart-felt cinematic journey that reveals the terrible loss on all sides – resulting from the theft of this country from the indigenous people.  In my humble opinion, it was the best film of last year – and the least appreciated – which may be a testament to our continuing inability to face the issues this film raises. The acting is superb, cinematography is breathtaking and the score is exquisite.

 -Scott Garen

Earlier Event: April 18
Outdoor Garden BBQ Lunch
Later Event: April 19
City Club Social