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Carleton hosts inaugural Jesse James Film Festival

July 28, 2014

In collaboration with the Northfield Historical Society, Carleton is pleased to host screenings of the first annual Jesse James Film Festival. All showings will be in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema and are free and open to the public (although donations are appreciated). The five films included in the festival were chosen because they depict the 1876 attempt by the infamous James-Younger Gang to rob Northfield's First National Bank.

Screenings include:

  • Thursday, July 31, 7 p.m.: The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972), rated PG; directed by Phillip Kaufman, starring Cliff Robertson and Robert Duvall
  • Sunday, August 10, 2 p.m.: Roy Rogers double feature: Jesse James at Bay (1941) and Days of Jesse James (1939), both rated G
  • Thursday, August 14, 7 p.m.: The Long Riders (1980), rated R; directed by Walter Hill, starring David Carradine, Stacy Keach, and Dennis Quaid
  • Thursday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), rated R; directed by Andrew Dominik, starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, and Sam Shepard

The festival concludes during Defeat of Jesse James Days when SPUR Award Winning Author Johnny D. Boggs will present his book, Jesse James in the Movies at the Northfield Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. on September 4. The public is invited to attend this event.

The Weitz Center for Creativity is located at Third and College Streets in Northfield. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4389.