Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Corrales event honors Western movies filmed in New Mexico

Casa San Ysidro in Corrales is celebrating the hardworking New Mexico cowboy – specifically, the Western movie genre – on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., with food, drink, talks, movie clips, kids games, live music and tours of on-site cowboy residences built in 1865. New Mexico’s light, landscape, climate and railroad made the state a prime location for Westerns, attracting Hollywood’s greatest stars, organizers said in a news release. Film historian Jeff Berge, beginning at 1:15 p.m., will be showing New Mexico Western movie clips, such as the first movie ever shot in the state, in 1897 on Isleta Pueblo. His show will feature around 15 Westerns, including Johnny Cash’s first Western feature, one with Jimmy Cagney, another with Mickey Rooney, and other stars, including Kirk Douglas and William Holden. Berg will also share some thoughts about how accurately movies bring the “Old West” to the big screen, organizers said. Bluegrass band Atomic Grass with guest Grey Howell will start at 2:45 p.m. Food offerings include beans from Las Ristras of Corrales...more

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