Presented by Sheila Blake & Big Sky Cafe
Starring Maureen O’Hara and Joel McCrea, this is a fictionalized account of the life of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody. A hunter and Army Scout in the early part of his life, he rescues a US Senator and his beautiful daughter, who becomes his wife. As one of the rare ‘white men’ who admires and respects the Native Americans he encounters, he finds himself in the middle of a classic ‘Western’ battle with them. His exciting adventures and life story interest writer Ned Buntline, who helps turn “Buffalo Bill” into a sensation, leading to his later Wild West shows that made him a household name internationally. Western/Romance. 90 min. USA.
Hosted by William Wellman Jr. (son of “Buffalo Bill” director and winner of the 1996 George Sidney award at the SLO Film Festival for his documentary Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick, William Wellman) and Joel McCrea’s grandson, Wyatt McCrea.
Saturday, March 17
Palm Theatre, SLO
$15 General / $12 Students / All Festival Passes