Once Upon a Time in the West (C’era una volta il West)

Claudia Cardinale: The Indomitable

Welcoming remarks by Mauro Lorenzini, Consul General of Italy in Houston

In this groundbreaking epic western, a mysterious stranger (Charles Bronson) joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow (Claudia Cardinale) from a ruthless assassin (Henry Fonda) working for the railroad.

Organized by Camilla Cormanni and Paolo Ruggiero, with thanks to Marco Cicala and Germana Ruscio, Cinecittà.
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Generous support has been provided by the Vaughn Foundation and Consulate General of Italy in Houston.

Special thanks to our cultural partner Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, Professor Alessandro Carrera from the University of Houston, and Kate MacKay, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive.

Once Upon a Time in the West (C’era una volta il West)

Directed by Sergio Leone
(Italy/USA, 1968, 165 minutes, in Italian, English, and Spanish with English subtitles)
Brown Auditorium Theater, Digital


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