Once upon a Time in Widescreen: The Films of Sergio Leone

10/12/07 to 10/28/07

Sergio Leone's so-called spaghetti Westerns upset the clichés of the American genre (and created some of their own), undermining myth with brutality and turning comforting stereotypes into haunting archetypes, like Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name. In striking 'Scope, with iconic music by Ennio Morricone, Leone confirmed that the Western is a genre of poetry-one that must be seen on the big screen.

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Past Films

  • Once upon a Time in America

    • Sunday, October 28 3:30 PM

    Leone's elegiac epic follows Jewish pals Robert De Niro and James Woods as they rise through the ranks of the rackets in '20s New York. Shown in a restored print.

  • Duck, You Sucker

    • Saturday, October 27 8:15 PM

    A restored print of Leone's loopy mix of high camp and radical zeal that casts Rod Steiger and James Coburn as unlikely revolutionaries in Mexico.

  • Once upon a Time in the West

    • Sunday, October 21 5:30 PM

    Leone goes to the heartland of the Western-Monument Valley-for this monumental revision of American myth, starring Henry Fonda as a ruthless killer up against Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, and Claudia Cardinale.

  • For a Few Dollars More

    • Saturday, October 20 8:45 PM

    Leone's follow-up to Fistful of Dollars pairs Eastwood with Van Cleef against Gian Maria Volontè, making for mounting mayhem.

  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    • Saturday, October 13 8:15 PM

    Leone perfects violence as kinetic composition in the conclusion to the "Dollars" trilogy, starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef, screened in a restored 3-hour version.

  • A Fistful of Dollars

    • Friday, October 12 7:00 PM

    Leone invented a new kind of Western with his sagebrush version of Kurosawa's Yojimbo, and a new kind of hero in Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name.