The American West in Film & Television: Stereotypes and Shifting Sensibilities

From Blazing Saddles to The Three Amigos, parody films have taken aim at Western stereotypes, highlighting and often debunking the depictions of stock characterizations found in the genre.

This program takes a closer look at the traditional portrayal vs. reality of some of these populations, including Chinese and Irish immigrants, Native Americans, African Americans, women, and others. Hosted by Charlie LeSueur, Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian.

Program is included in museum admission; free for museum members.