Giant: Discussion and 35mm Film Screening


June 9, 2015 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Watch some of the best (and worst) Texas-centric movies and television shows with historians, authors, and media experts as they expose the historical facts and fiction on-screen.

Marfa, a small town in far west Texas between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park, is famous for more than just its lights, art installations and west Texas vistas. It was the location for one of the most famous movies about Texas. Join us for an evening centered around Giant, the epic film that traces one family through several generations in Texas.

Discussion, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The evening begins with B Movies and Bad History from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. This edition of B Movies, will focus on a movie that is, well, not a B Movie at all. From ranching culture, the oil boom and the tension of racial segregation in Texas in the early 20th century, Giant has plenty of drama to talk about. Join film expert Dr. Charles Ramírez Berg and filmmaker Hector Galán for a discussion of the venerated movie, and explore its impact and the reflections of Texan society that it presents.

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This program is part of the Bullock Museum's Texas Art and Culture Series which is generously supported by Lone Star Beer — the National Beer of Texas.

Giant 35mm Film Screening, 7:30 - 11:00 p.m.

After the program stick around for refreshments and a screening of Giant, in all its glory, on beautiful 35mm. Because, who can resist watching James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor on the big screen?


Rating: G
Runtime: 201 minutes
Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean
Director: George Stevens
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western

Ticket prices are FREE for Bullock Museum members and $7 for non-members.