Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Race and Hollywood returns

Tonight marks the start of TCM's fifth year of the "Race and Hollywood" series, looking at Hollywood's portrayal of various minority groups. This year, the focus is on Native Americans; TCM will be showing movies looking at the Native American experience every Tuesday and Thursday this month. This first night has four movies directed by John Ford, the man who is largely reponsible for making the western the genre we know it as today.

Stagecoach, the 1939 movie that changed the way we look at westerns, kicks off the night at 8:00 PM ET, and is an appropriate choice for the first movie of the series.
It's followed at 10:00 PM by The Searchers;
At 12:15 AM is Cheyenne Autumn;
Concluding the night, at 3:00 AM you can see Fort Apache.

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