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Briscoe's Film Series Awarding Western Movie Lovers

 The Briscoe Western Art Museum may not come to mind when movies do, but maybe it  should. Jenny Chowning heads Education and Programs at the Briscoe and says their third annual summer film series is dedicated to award-winning Westerns.

That means "any film that was produced that garnered at least one Oscar from the Academy," according to Chowning. "Film and popular culture has played a huge role in perceptions [of the west], and so this is just an extension of that."

As to when you can see the films, they're happening once a month through August.

"On the third Tuesday of May, June, July and August we screen one of these--and they're in chronological order--so the first one next week will actually be Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, followed by True Grit, Unforgiven and No Country For Old Men."

It all happens downtown at the Briscoe. If you're worried about dinner, Chowning explains that the Briscoe has you fixed up.  

"The screening starts at 6:30. We'll have a food truck there ready to serve at 5:30. It's at the Jack Guenther Pavilion. Did I already mention it was free?" she chuckled. "And we also have our pals over at Ranger Creek donating beer, so we also have free beer. And free popcorn. So you can come hungry.  You can come, you can relax, enjoy  great air conditioning, on the river."

Find more on the Briscoe Museum here.

Find more on the Briscoe Museum's Film Series here.