To this day the western remains one of the most popular and enduring motion picture genres. Reflecting the struggles of man against barren and unforgiving landscapes and drawing on themes such as freedom, individualism and honour, westerns have been around as long as film itself and many of the very best feature in The Western – a program of classic and contemporary westerns from America and elsewhere, including Australia and Japan – that is currently screening at the GoMA Cinemateque in Brisbane.

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Films from directors such as John Ford, Robert Altman, Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone, Quentin Tarantino, Akira Kurosawa and the Coen Brothers feature on the program, which runs until November 15, with screenings every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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For more information about the program, including the screening schedule and ticket prices, click here.