Storefront Cinema screens 3:10 to Yuma

Storefront Cinema, Rockford’s only independent movie theater, is back again and will present the original version of the classic Western 3:10 to Yuma Saturday, Sept. 15.

This landmark film, adapted from a short story by Elmore Leonard, is a tense psychological drama that depicts the eternal conflict of good and evil in the Old West.

Glenn Ford excels as Ben Wade, a ruthless outlaw who has been captured and is on his way to prison. Van Heflin co-stars as honest rancher Dan Evans, whose ethics are challenged when he agrees to bring the outlaw in.

The film will be shown at 4:30 and 7 p.m., and each screening will be introduced by film historian Ron Schulz. The film will be shown at the EigerLab Auditorium, 605 Fulton Ave., in Rockford. Admission is $5 per show.

3:10 to Yuma was recently remade by director James Mangold (Walk the Line), starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.

Founded nearly 25 years ago, Storefront Cinema has a rich and varied history of providing alternative film programming to the Rockford area.

from the Sept. 12 – 18, 2007, issue

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