‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ‘

When:
May 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-05-25T19:00:00-04:00
2019-05-25T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Heald Auditorium at Ludlow Town Hall
37 S Depot St
Ludlow, VT 05149
USA
Cost:
Free, donations appreciated
Contact:
(802) 228-7239

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a 2007 American revisionist Western film written and directed by Andrew Dominik. Adapted from Ron Hansen’s 1983 novel of the same name, the film dramatizes the relationship between Jesse James (Brad Pitt) and Robert Ford (Casey Affleck), focusing on the events that lead up to the killing of James.

Ford grew up idolizing Jesse but after joining Jesse’s gang, he slowly turned against him. What the film conveys is the slow but inevitable decision of Ford to murder Jesse.

Taking place in the American Northwest in the early 1880s, the film dramatizes the last seven months in the life of famed outlaw Jesse James, beginning with the Blue Cut train robbery of 1881 and culminating in his assassination at the hands of Robert Ford the following April. In the time between these two fateful events, the young and jealous Ford befriends the increasingly mistrustful outlaw, even as he plots his demise.

The film is rated R for violence and brief sex scene.

Berkshire Bank will provide the popcorn with FOLA supplying water.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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