The Center of Southwest Studies continues its 2015 summer lecture series, "Imagining the West," with Michele Malach's talk, "The Fall Will Probably Kill You: The Myths of the West in Film," on Wednesday, July 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Center's Lyceum Room No. 120.
Michele Malach is an associate professor of journalism and multimedia studies at Fort Lewis College. She is also a founder and organizer of the Durango Independent Film Festival. The first movie she saw at the drive-in was "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
Malach's presentation will focus on a few particular myths of the West, and how American cinema has contributed to the creation and perpetuation - and sometimes, the deconstruction - of those myths.
All summertime lectures are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on specific Wednesdays and are free to the public. Parking at the Center of Southwest Studies is free of charge during the summer months.
The Center of Southwest Studies, now in its 51st year, provides an active program of free public lectures and events year-round at its museum, research library, and archives facility on the campus of Fort Lewis College in Durango.
For more information, please call 970-247-7456 or visit swcenter.fortlewis.edu.