Texas Focus: No Country for Old Men
Texas Spirit Theater | R | 122 min. | Crime, Drama, Thriller
September 6, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about the Texas based film, No Country for Old Men.
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars present for himself.
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy, Moss's story grows to include a psychopathic killer (Javier Bardem) and a laconic Sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones) as it explores the harsh but realistic truth of the Texas border's violent culture.
A cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative, the Museum's Texas Focus Film Series highlights stories by, for, and about Texans. This season's selections center around classic ideas of Texas and Texans as viewed on screen. This evening's program includes a film screening and Q&A with Distinguished Teaching Professor, Dr. Charles RamÍrez Berg. Come early at 6pm for a welcome reception.
Please note: Entrance for this screening will be at the IMAX lobby doors.
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Adapted from the book originally written by Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men was filmed in Big Bend National Park and Marfa Texas along with Mexico and New Mexico. It also set in Texas.
No Country for Old Men was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture. Javier Bardem became the first Spanish actor to win an Oscar.
Charles Ramírez Berg is University Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. He has won every major teaching award and was also named one of The University of Texas’ Top Ten Great Professors by the school’s alumni magazine. He has authored several books and numerous articles on film history, Latinos in film, and Mexican cinema. One of the founders of the Austin Film Society, Ramírez Berg is a charter member of its Board of Directors, served as its president from 2001-2003. He has served on the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress since 2010, and is a former National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow. He is currently working on a book on contemporary Texas filmmakers. His most recent publication is an essay for the Criterion DVD of another Texas film, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982), released this month. Ramírez Berg is a native Texan, born and raised in El Paso, Texas.
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