Event | Film and Video Screenings "Jeremiah Johnson" (Warner Bros., 1972)

Date and Location

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Army veteran Robert Redford heads for the wilderness in 1850 to make his way as a mountain man, only to find that “civilization” and its constraints are not far behind. Will Geer co-stars as his grizzled tutor "Bear Claw" Chris Lapp.  The film was artfully directed by Sydney Pollack and beautifully shot by Duke Callaghan in nearly one hundred locations across Utah. Pollock worked with editor Thomas Stanford for nearly seven and a half months after filming was finished. "It's a picture that was made as much in the editing room as it was in the shooting," said Pollack, “because you had all these big shots of a guy walking his horse through the snow. It's a picture made out of rhythms and moods and wonderful performances." Jeremiah Johnson is a starkly simple story well told. It is the journey of a man who seeks to re-make himself. Rated PG. Digital. 108 minutes.

Programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Seating at the screenings is on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted. Short films may be shown before some features.

For general Packard Campus Theater information, call (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994.