One of the first “comedy Westerns” will be the third and final film in the Odd Fellows Classic Film Festival. This final screening, on Sunday, November 23, will feature the quirky Cat Ballou.
During the month of November, the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge are hosting three classic examples of the cinema arts, featuring American Westerns. The American Western is the unique invention and product of Hollywood, and the genre continues to be popular to this day. The three classic films will be shown at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Hall, Lower Hall, on the Lodge’s big screen – doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is 7:00 p.m. The Odd Fellows Lodge is located in Downtown Davis at 415 Second Street.
Well-known and respected Davis Enterprise film critic Derrick Bang will be on hand to introduce each film, and provide the back story that film aficionados appreciate.
Released in 1965, Cat Ballou stars Jane Fonda in the title role, as well as Lee Marvin, who received an Oscar at the Academy Awards presentation for “Best Actor”. The film includes gunfighters, ranchers, train robbers, outlaws, and Western justice. The first film shown in the Classic Film Fest was Stagecoach, starring John Wayne in his starring debut. The second film was the neo-Western The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, starring Humphrey Bogart. These first two films were well-received, and Odd Fellows look to a full house again for Cat Ballou.
“The Davis Odd Fellows are delighted to present these classic films for the public’s pleasure,” said Dave Rosenberg, Chair of the Davis Odd Fellows Classic Film Committee. “Our first series of classic films, presented last February, was very well received by the community, so we decided to do it again this November. In fact, these classics have been so popular, we will be presented more classic films – in groups of three – next year.”
The classic movies presented by the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge are a public service to support the history of cinema. The public is cordially invited to these classic screenings. Admission is free, but donations at the door to benefit community and charitable groups are gratefully accepted. The Odd Fellows will also have popcorn, soft drinks, wine and beer, and mixed cocktails available for attendees at reasonable prices.