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HIGH NOON

1:30

Sunday, June 18

Maria Cooper Janis and Glenn Frankel in person

(1952, Fred Zinnemann) “Do not forsake me, oh, my darlin’, on this, our weddin’ day” – but there’s more than nuptials ahead for retiring sheriff Gary Cooper:  the noon train’s bringing revenge-minded Ian MacDonald with three gun-packing henchmen. Coop’s Quaker bride Grace Kelly knows he’s got to fight it out, and the townspeople will stand with him at the showdown – won’t they? A scintillatingly suspenseful screen experiment in “real time” and one of the movies’ starkest portraits of fear and loneliness. DCP. Approx. 85 min.

Q&A with Maria Cooper Janis, daughter of Gary Cooper, and author Glenn Frankel moderated by film historian Foster Hirsch following the film. Mr. Frankel’s new book High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic (published by Bloomsbury), and Gary Cooper: Enduring Style, by Ms. Janis and G. Bruce Boyer, will be on sale at our concession, with lobby book signing to follow event.