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Tombstone Rashomon, Tue February 28
2017, 7:30 PM

Boulder Premiere w/ Alex Cox in-person

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Tombstone Rashomon shows at IFS on Tue February 28, 2017, 7:30 PM

Tombstone Rashomon
Boulder Premiere w/ Alex Cox in-person
Tue February 28
2017, 7:30 PM

Various films and many books have provided different perspectives on the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Now, Alex Cox, director of "Repo Man", "Sid & Nancy", and many other films, tells the story from multiple perspectives, in the manner of Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece but with a twist. Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp each had his story, and Doc Holliday his; Sheriff Johnny Behan was present at the shootout, having tried to prevent it; Ike Clanton and Billy "the Kid" Claiborne survived the gun battle and told their tale; Kate Fisher, Holliday's partner, was lodging in the adjacent building and said she witnessed the shootings. All the main characters herein get interviewed Errol Morris-style by an an unseen presence. It is fitting that Alex Cox, who wrote a book about JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald, as well as a comprehensive view on Spaghetti Westerns, should here fuse two passions into one unique project. He's directed a couple westerns before, including "Straight to Hell" and "Walker", and with "Tombstone Rashomon" he writes and directs a project that, by his own admission, provided him with the most fun he ever had on a film shoot.

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$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
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Pay lot 360 (now only $1/hour!), across from the buffalo statue and next to the Duane Physics tower, is closest to Muenzinger. Free parking can be found after 5pm at the meters along Colorado Ave east of Folsom stadium and along University Ave west of Macky.


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