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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 ,  8:00PM

Comfort Station
2579 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL , go to map

Admissions: Free (Donations encouraged!)

CFA has teamed up with the Logan Square art space, Comfort Station, for a new 16mm screening series! Join us the last Tuesday of every month for rarely screened oddities and gems from the vault.


CFA heads to the wild wild west of the US and our northerly neighbor with 3 films about rodeo and ranch life. Enter the lives of cowgirls, cowboys and rodeo clowns as they navigate their daily routines of horse wrangling and cowboy saving. This isn’t your average Cowboys-and-Indians show…. but that doesn’t mean you should leave your cowboy boots at home! All films presented in 16mm.

RODEO CLOWN: THE DARING BREED (1975), produced by Charparral Productions and Adams & Adams Productions, Color, Sound,  24 min, presented in 16mm (print from the Chicago Public Library Collection)

A documentary on the unsung hero of the professional cowboy rodeo scene. Rex Allen (aka the “Arizona Cowboy”) introduces us to the dangerous event of bull riding and the special breed of rodeo clowns who face these huge and hazardous animals just as often as their challengers.

CORRAL (1954), Directed & Written by Collin Low, National Film Board of Canada, B&W, Sound, 12 min., presented in 16mm (print from the Chicago Public Library Collection)

A Canadian cowboy rounds up wild horses and rides across the Rocky Mountain Foothills to a score of gentle guitars.

COWGIRLS: PORTRAITS OF AMERICAN RANCH WOMEN (1985), Produced & Directed by Nancy Kelly, Color, Sound, 29 min., presented in 16mm (print from the Chicago Public Library Collection)

The cowgirls in this documentary are contemporary women aged six to sixty, who ride, rope and tough out the elements just as well as their more famous cowboy counterparts. (description courtesy of imdb)

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program by Anne Wells

Comfort Station
2579 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
go to map
Admissions:Free (Donations encouraged!)